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In The News: The 2019-21 Budget (interview with Washington State Wire) In The News: The 2019-21 Budget (interview with Washington State Wire)
The Wire caught up with Sen. Braun post-session to talk about the budget, tax bills that passed, and his forward-looking priorities. Click here for Part 1.
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Braun not surprised by governor’s support for record state budget, huge tax increases Braun not surprised by governor’s support for record state budget, huge tax increases
OLYMPIA… Sen. John Braun remembers the big-taxes, big-spending budget Gov. Jay Inslee proposed to lawmakers before their 2019 session, so it was no shock today when Inslee endorsed an avalanche of unnecessary new taxes and a record state operating budget to spend them. “The governor wanted a business-tax increase and...
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Braun heads bipartisan call for veto of new $133 million tax Braun heads bipartisan call for veto of new $133 million tax
Governor will block hastily approved tax ‘if he’s consistent’, says budget leader OLYMPIA… A bipartisan group of high-ranking state legislators today asked Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a new $133 million tax that came out of nowhere to zoom through the Legislature just before its annual session ended April 28....
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Another night, another onslaught of new Democrat taxes Another night, another onslaught of new Democrat taxes
OLYMPIA… The state Senate moved into the final day of the 2019 legislative session with majority Democrats extending their streak of overnight tax votes, the worst of which would slap a 20-percent rate increase on some 40 industries and categories of professional-service providers. That bill was passed at approximately 5...
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