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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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STATEMENT: Senate Republican leader lauds new laws related to safety of indigenous people STATEMENT: Senate Republican leader lauds new laws related to safety of indigenous people
CENTRALIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun offered this statement about legislation signed today that focuses more attention and resources on the safety of indigenous people. “Some issues, like human trafficking and domestic violence, transcend partisan differences – and today’s signing of House Bill 1571 and House Bill 1725 makes it...
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Braun bill to extend services for developmentally disabled young people receives governor’s signature Braun bill to extend services for developmentally disabled young people receives governor’s signature
OLYMPIA… More young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to “School to Work” services under legislation signed today by the governor. In areas where students with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to such services, they are three times more likely to be employed when they leave...
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