Tag Archives: Senate Republicans

AUDIO: Senate Republicans: Democrat cap-and-trade policy real reason for highest gas prices in nation

By tracyellis | Published on July 20, 2023

Governor Jay Inslee and Democratic legislators are blaming oil companies for the highest gas prices in the nation, but Senate Republicans say the Democrats should look in the mirror.

Tracy Ellis explains.

SRC On Air: Sen. Lynda Wilson on The Lars Larson Show

By tracyellis | Published on July 11, 2023

Sen. Lynda Wilson talks to Lars Larson about legislation form Senate Republicans that would allow workers to opt out of the mandatory long-term care tax with no need for proof of other coverage.

VIDEO: Senate Republicans announce proposal to opt out of long-term care tax

By tracyellis | Published on 

Paychecks for most Washington workers are smaller this month thanks to the new long-term care payroll tax. Now, state Senate Republicans want to give you a chance to get out of it. Senate Republicans are introducing legislation to allow workers to opt out of the mandatory long-term care tax with no need for proof of other coverage. Rebates would be offered for people now being forced to pay the tax. The tax is $58 annually for every $10,000 in pay – that means someone making $50,000 will pay $290 a year. The WA Cares program offers a maximum lifetime payout of $36,500, a fraction of the typical cost of long-term care and you can’t use it if you move out of state.

AUDIO: Senate Republican Leader: Inslee’s school-choice approach to reopening K-12 instruction solid step forward

By tracyellis | Published on March 12, 2021

More praise from Senate Republicans for Governor Inslee after another one of his reopening plans – this one for schools – mirrored one of their earlier proposals.

Tracy Ellis has more.

Senate Republicans unveil budget to help state restart and recover

By tracyellis | Published on February 11, 2021

A plan to provide solutions for the state’s critical needs now and decades into the future. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus.