RETURN AFFORDABILITY

RETURN AFFORDABILITY

Life in here is too expensive for many families.

 

A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics says that inflation in the United States has risen to 7 percent, increasing at the fastest rate in 40 years.

With Inflation in Washington surpassing the national average, families across our state are getting crushed by higher prices for the bare necessities. And Republicans have made returning affordability to our cost of living one of their top priorities for Washington in 2022.

Inflation is the number one concern nationwide,” said Senate Caucus Chair Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake. “People are struggling with higher prices for food, housing, transportation and home-heating fuel. Overregulation, heavy taxation and supply chain problems are making it harder for people, especially those with lower incomes, to feed and house their families. The majority doesn’t seem to grasp that business owners must pass along the increased costs of more regulation and higher taxes onto the consumers – you, me and the single mother struggling to put food on her table pay dearly for their inflationary policies. Even the new $0.80 hourly increase in the minimum wage will be passed on to the people. Someone who might receive that increase will end up paying for

it through higher prices.”

We will fight to:

  • Provide tax relief that helps working families
    • Give property tax relief to residents, employees and employers (SB 5769 [L. Wilson])
    • Repeal the Long-Term Care Payroll Tax (SB 5234 [Padden])
    • Seek private alternatives to a state Long-Term Care program (SB 5503 [Schoesler])
  • Reform policies that make renting or buying a home more expensive and more difficult
  • Block efforts to impose a state income tax (SB 5696 [Braun])

Republican leaders say tax relief critical as higher prices crush working families

Read more about the Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2022.

 

For ongoing information about the budget and taxes,
read Sen. Lynda Wilson’s “Rational Steps.” 

 

Why do we need to return to affordability to Washington?