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Statement about loss of Trooper Justin Schaffer Statement about loss of Trooper Justin Schaffer
“This is unbelievably sad. Trooper Justin Schaffer gave his life to keep the people of our state safe, attempting to end a pursuit of a suspected robber wanted in two counties. He was a young husband, a trooper since 2014, the son of a police chief. He is the 30th...
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Legislature sends Braun’s taxpayer-protection measure to ballot Legislature sends Braun’s taxpayer-protection measure to ballot
Proposed constitutional amendment would bring stability to long-term care fund OLYMPIA…More than a year before Washington workers are required to begin paying into a long-term care fund, Washington voters will have an opportunity to direct those payroll-tax dollars into investments that could strengthen the fund while protecting taxpayers. Late Thursday...
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Braun dismayed by lack of major tax relief in Senate budget proposal Braun dismayed by lack of major tax relief in Senate budget proposal
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for Washington’s Senate Republican Caucus, offered this statement about the supplemental operating budget proposed today by the state Senate’s Democrat majority. “The majority could have done something truly memorable with this budget. With the state’s revenue situation running 1.5 billion dollars ahead of...
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Revenue forecast makes $30 car tabs even more viable, says Braun Revenue forecast makes $30 car tabs even more viable, says Braun
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for Washington’s Senate Republican Caucus, made this statement following today’s adoption of the first quarterly state-government revenue forecast for 2020. The forecast indicates revenues for the 2019-21 budget cycle are $606 million ahead of the November 2019 forecast, for a total estimated revenue...
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