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Braun asks salary-setting commission to reconsider large raise for state lawmakers Braun asks salary-setting commission to reconsider large raise for state lawmakers
While the Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials solicits public feedback on its proposal to increase state legislator pay, Sen. John Braun sent the panel a letter on Monday urging reconsideration of a nearly 18 percent raise before a final vote. The commission is tasked with determining the...
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Governor’s budget demands billions more from taxpayers despite record revenue
Governor’s budget demands billions more from taxpayers despite record revenue
With an unprecedented amount of money in state government’s reserves and plenty of tax revenue coming in to address mental-health treatment and other bipartisan priorities, Sen. John Braun saw no need for Gov. Jay Inslee to demand even more from Washington taxpayers. Yet after the governor released his 2019-21 operating...
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Charter public schools constitutional, remain an option for Washington students
Charter public schools constitutional, remain an option for Washington students
Voter-approved charter public schools will remain available to students after today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling upheld their constitutionality. Sen. John Braun said the court’s affirmation that 2016 legislation corrected constitutional infirmities with the original initiative will ensure charter public schools remain one of many tools the state has to...
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Progress on new Chamber Way overpass and upcoming road closure
Progress on new Chamber Way overpass and upcoming road closure
Two years after the Chamber Way overpass of I-5 in Chehalis was damaged by a large truck, the new bridge is complete and the Washington State Department of Transportation is preparing to finish the connections and open it to the public. In order to complete the project Chamber Way will...
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