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VIDEO: Sen. John Braun’s weekly video update from Olympia – budgets, initiatives and more

Published on February 23, 2024
Sen. John Braun gives us a deeper look at the true impact of the initiatives to repeal the income tax on capital gains, the Climate Commitment Act and the long-term car payroll tax. The sky is not falling. We can afford to repeal these policies that are digging deep into taxpayers’ wallets and hurting the...
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VIDEO: I-2081 Parents have the right to know

Published on February 21, 2024
Initiative 2081’s aim is for the state to recognize that parents are the primary stakeholder in their child’s upbringing.
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AUDIO: Braun: Pleased, disappointed three initiatives to get hearings

Published on February 20, 2024
State Legislative Democrats agree to hold hearings on some of the initiatives, but many are asking, why not all of them? Tracy Ellis explains.
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Legislative Republican Leadership Media Availability

Published on February 20, 2024
State Legislative Republicans – Sens. John Braun and Lynda Wilson and Reps. Drew Stokesbary and Chris Corry – hold a weekly media availability to discuss the very latest in the 2024 legislative session.
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VIDEO: I-2124 Opt Out of the Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

Published on February 19, 2024
Initiative 2124 to the Legislature would allow you to opt out of the long-term care payroll tax. The tax is expensive and burdensome. The benefit is minimal. You can’t collect it if you retire in another state.
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News from the Caucus

January 22, 2015
Mike Padden

Padden: Time for Washington to get tough on repeat DUI offenders

Law and Justice Committee hears testimony on Padden measure to make fourth DUI a felony When a father, mother, grandfather, husband or friend is ripped away by the actions of a drunk driver, the pain and impact caused by that can reverberate through a family and a community. The demand for justice and the desire...
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January 20, 2015
Judy Warnick

Washington Lawmaker Seeks To Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

By Ruby de Luna This week a state senate committee will hear a proposal that would make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes and vapes to minors. Last fall Sen. Judy Warnick got a tip from a police officer from her district in Moses Lake. He noted that students were buying e-cigarettes easily. “They were modifying...
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January 19, 2015
Mike Padden

Padden introduces parental-notification bill

Bill supporters to gather tomorrow at 37th annual March for Life in Olympia Calling it a common-sense measure to respect the rights of parents, Sen. Mike Padden today announced legislation to require that an underage girl’s parent or guardian be notified before she may have an abortion. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, plans to discuss Senate Bill...
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December 17, 2014
Curtis King

King selected to lead Senate transportation committee

During a meeting of Senate majority lawmakers Monday, Sen. Curtis King was chosen to chair the Senate Transportation Committee. As head of the committee, King will steer the transportation agenda and bill proposals, as well as write the biennial transportation budget. It is anticipated that the agenda will focus on passage of a reform and transportation-revenue package....
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December 17, 2014
John Braun

Braun holds first Latino legislative forum in 20th District

More than 50 members of the 20th Legislative District’s Latino community joined Sen. John Braun on Sunday afternoon in Chehalis for a discussion about priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 12. “I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout,” said Braun, R-Centralia, who had invited members of the area’s faith community and leaders...
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December 09, 2014
Senate Republican Caucus

State Senate majority creates new government accountability committee

Announces committee leadership for 2015 legislative session The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus announced today Senate committee leadership for the 2015 legislative session including the addition of a new committee that will focus on government accountability and reform issues. Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler said, “The committee leadership reflects the exceptional talent in this caucus who...
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December 08, 2014
John Braun

Braun elected deputy leader of Senate majority

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus has elected Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, as Senate Majority Deputy Leader for the two-year legislative term that begins in 2015.  Braun was already a member of the MCC leadership team and is chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee. “We will have a tough job this coming legislative...
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December 04, 2014
Mark Schoesler

Schoesler elected to lead Senate coalition as Majority Leader

The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus today elected Sen. Mark Schoesler as Senate Majority Leader for a two-year legislative term. “I’m grateful to my Senate colleagues for their vote of confidence and am eager to continue working on solutions for the people of Washington,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville, “It’s time to govern and roll up our sleeves...
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October 03, 2014
Ann Rivers

Rivers receives 2014 Outstanding Legislator Award from WA Association of Sewer & Water Districts

The Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts has recognized Sen. Ann Rivers for her outstanding support of special purpose sewer & water districts. Rivers has been a tireless champion of the Public Works Trust Fund.  The Fund is an innovative state program that provides low cost loans to build infrastructure delivering safe drinking water...
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August 04, 2014
Ann Rivers

IN THE NEWS: Public needs voice in carbon debate

Local View: Public needs voice in carbon debate By Sen. Ann Rivers  |  Published: August 3, 2014, 6:00 AM There’s enough chatter at the Capitol about a pair of climate-change policies — familiar but complex proposals known as “cap-and-trade” and “low-carbon fuel standards” — that it’s time to ask: What do these confusing and complicated...
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