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New statewide crime numbers confirm importance of reestablishing public safety, says Republican leader New statewide crime numbers confirm importance of reestablishing public safety, says Republican leader
CENTRALIA… The state Senate’s Republican leader says new numbers showing crime has continued to increase across Washington should give legislators even more reason to focus on public-safety measures next year – beyond what the governor is belatedly supporting. The 2021 Crime in Washington report has murder, rape, robbery and aggravated...
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STATEMENT: Republican leaders repeat call for action as inflation rates continue to climb STATEMENT: Republican leaders repeat call for action as inflation rates continue to climb
OLYMPIA… Another jump in price inflation at the state and national levels has Senate Republican leaders calling again for legislative action to provide financial relief to Washington families.   New numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show the June inflation rate in Washington was 10.1% higher than a year earlier,...
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STATEMENT: Republican leader renews call for legislators to suspend gas tax STATEMENT: Republican leader renews call for legislators to suspend gas tax
OLYMPIA… There is one sure way to lower the cost of gasoline, says Senate Republican Leader John Braun, and that’s for the Legislature to suspend the 49.4-cent state portion of the gas tax. Braun, R-Centralia, said legislative action makes even more sense now considering how gas prices continue to rise,...
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Legislators should reconvene and suspend gas tax, Republican leader says after seeing revenue report Legislators should reconvene and suspend gas tax, Republican leader says after seeing revenue report
OLYMPIA… As the nation’s inflation rate hit 8.5% this past week, a report from the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council indicated state-revenue collections are running more than $255 million above what it projected in February. Senate Republican Leader John Braun of Centralia responded by calling again on the Legislature...
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