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STATEMENT: Republican senators disappointed by abrupt end to business-recovery task force STATEMENT: Republican senators disappointed by abrupt end to business-recovery task force
OLYMPIA…Sen. Lynda Wilson and Sen. John Braun made this comment today after Gov. Jay Inslee’s office abruptly disbanded the Business Recovery Legislative Task Force after only five meetings since April 17. The group comprised two legislators from each of the Legislature’s four caucuses. “The sudden demise of the Legislative Task...
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Statements by Republican budget leaders on budget vetoes Statements by Republican budget leaders on budget vetoes
OLYMPIA…The state Legislature’s Republican budget leaders today offered these statements following the signing of the supplemental state operating budget for 2019-21, which included nearly 150 line-item vetoes. From Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, budget leader for the Senate Republican Caucus: “I appreciate the governor’s efforts to reduce spending. Knowing how the...
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Braun statement regarding governor’s stay-at-home extension Braun statement regarding governor’s stay-at-home extension
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for Washington’s Senate Republican Caucus, made this statement about the governor’s decision to extend by one month the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued March 23. “This is a sound decision. From a public-health standpoint it makes sense to continue limiting the movement...
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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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