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Braun: governor to sign costly legislation stripping rights from home care workers
Braun: governor to sign costly legislation stripping rights from home care workers
The governor is scheduled to sign legislation today contracting out employment of the state’s 35,000 individual home care providers, which will cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, take away workers’ rights and hide negotiations from public disclosure, according to Sen. John Braun. The bill privatizing management of Washington’s home...
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Braun: Democrat budget overspends, underperforms
Braun: Democrat budget overspends, underperforms
The supplemental operating budget approved today by the Washington State Legislature did so without support from Sen. John Braun, who cited the lack of fiscal responsibility and meager property tax relief as primary reasons. The spending plan passed with the lowest amount of support of any operating budget since 2009....
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Braun: Democrats seek to dismantle voter approved rainy day fund
Braun: Democrats seek to dismantle voter approved rainy day fund
Although state government expects to take in $2.3 billion in additional tax revenue, the Senate Democrat majority is still looking to raid budget reserves using what Sen. John Braun called a felony budget gimmick. Braun said the Democrats’ proposed amendment to Senate Bill 6614 violates the spirit and intent of...
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Supporters of tax reduction for boat manufacturers make the case for expanding it to all Supporters of tax reduction for boat manufacturers make the case for expanding it to all
The Senate Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing this afternoon on legislation reducing the state business and occupation tax for manufacturers of marine vessels and related parts. Sen. John Braun supports this bill, but continued calls for expanding it to all manufacturers, a policy that...
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