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Braun says tax hike targets blue-collar jobs, rural areas Braun says tax hike targets blue-collar jobs, rural areas
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for the Senate Republican Caucus, offered the following comments about his vote to oppose Senate Bill 5993, which would make controversial changes to the state’s Model Toxics Control Act, including a tax increase of nearly 60 percent on certain petroleum products. “The fund...
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Braun bill takes away excuses for school-levy ‘lift’ Braun bill takes away excuses for school-levy ‘lift’
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun today proposed a way for lawmakers to answer school-funding concerns while protecting taxpayers against big increases in local school levies. Senate Bill 6021, introduced with less than six full days left in this year’s 105-day session, is being offered as an alternative to two measures still in...
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Braun dismayed by Democrat support for property-tax hikes Braun dismayed by Democrat support for property-tax hikes
OLYMPIA…Less than two years after legislators brought Washington’s school-funding approach into the 21st century by rebalancing state and local school-levy rates, Democrat members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee are supporting a return to higher local school taxes. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and an architect of the landmark education-funding...
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Braun sees proposed Senate budget as ‘good start’ but remains concerned about spending level, new taxes Braun sees proposed Senate budget as ‘good start’ but remains concerned about spending level, new taxes
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for the Senate Republican Caucus, said this about the 2019-21 state operating budget proposed today by the Senate majority: “The Legislature is well-positioned this year to pass a budget that would support major new investments in bipartisan priorities, like special education and mental-health...
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