June 13, 2022

E-News: Pain at the pump

June 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope this report finds you and your loved ones doing OK. I wish I had good news about the affordability issues facing families here and across our state, but none of the 303 laws created by the Legislature this year will provide significant...
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June 10, 2022

8.6% inflation: Washington families need a tax break – call special session now

Senate Republican budget lead asks “What are we waiting for?”   OLYMPIA…The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released May 2022 inflation data today showing Washington is suffering through an annual inflation rate of 8.6 percent, meaning real worker wage growth has failed to keep up with the current record-high inflation...
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April 14, 2022

E-Newsletter: Bills signed!

April 14, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, My previous report mentioned how most of the legislation passed during our 2022 session takes effect 90 days from the end of the session. The 90-day standard is in Article II, Section 1 of our state constitution. There are two exceptions: new laws...
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March 31, 2022

STATEMENT: No defense for new budget’s misguided priorities, says Wilson

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver and Senate Republican budget leader, said this about the 2021-23 supplemental operating budget signed today by the governor, three weeks after the majority Democrats adopted it. “There are some good things in this budget, but the governor can’t hide the fact that in spite of...
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March 30, 2022

Wilson bill supporting domestic-violence victims receives governor’s signature

OLYMPIA… Legislation signed today by the governor in a ceremony at the state Capitol will assure domestic-violence victims the right to offer a statement during a sentencing hearing. The law created by Sen. Lynda Wilson’s Senate Bill 5612 ensures victims and survivors of victims will have the opportunity to be...
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March 11, 2022

E-Newsletter: A lot to unpack

[[VIEW_THIS]]  March 11, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, This year’s legislative session ended last night, on schedule. There are a lot of things to unpack from the past 60 days at the Capitol, so this report will focus on just a few – and they’re among the most important. I’ll...
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March 10, 2022

STATEMENT: Final budget update even worse for families, says Wilson

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson, Senate Republican budget leader, said this about the 2021-23 supplemental operating budget adopted this evening by the Legislature’s Democratic majorities. “This budget offered no direct financial relief for our state’s families when the Senate majority passed it less than two weeks ago. It’s gotten worse since...
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March 05, 2022

E-Newsletter: Time is getting short…

March 5, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, The end of the 2022 legislative session is less than a week away, and yesterday brought the last of the major deadlines for acting on bills. With the exception of budget-related legislation, the Senate is officially done voting on House bills for the...
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March 01, 2022

STATEMENT: Budget leader not surprised by ruling against Democrats’ income tax

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson, Senate Republican budget leader, offered the following statement after Douglas County Superior Court Judge Brian Huber found the state income tax on capital gains passed in 2021 violates two sections of Washington’s constitution. The majority Democrats’ tax is expected to end up before the state Supreme Court....
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February 25, 2022

E-Newsletter: Squandering a golden opportunity to provide meaningful tax relief…

Feb. 25, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, We learned this week what the Senate majority intends to do with the $15 BILLION surplus in the state treasury – and if you were hoping all that extra money meant there would be some kind of meaningful tax relief coming your way,...
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