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Scarce storage for Seattle-King County’s dead shameful, preventable Record increase in fentanyl overdoses due to lax Democrat approach to hard drugs OLYMPIA…Properly storing the dead is proving to be more than the Seattle-King County Morgue can handle. Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan attributes the shortage of morgue space to record increases in fentanyl overdoses across the county... Read More...
STATEMENT: Republican leader says California tax refunds make Washington Democrats look heartless CENTRALIA… Tomorrow, middle-class households across California will begin receiving tax-refund payments to help with what one state official calls “inflated costs for everyday necessities.” Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, responded by pointing out how in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic legislators have refused all year long to offer... Read More...
Senate passes emergency-powers bill without Republican improvements OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun and Sen. Lynda Wilson, prime sponsor of two bipartisan bills to reform Washington’s emergency-powers law, offered this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 5909. The measure received a 29-20 vote, after amendments offered by Wilson, R-Vancouver, and Braun, R-Centralia, were turned down by... Read More...
Only fix for problematic long-term care tax is repeal, says Braun OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun introduced Senate Bill 5965, which would repeal the wildly unpopular long-term care trust program referred to as “Washington Cares.” It would also repeal the taxes employees are required to pay through payroll deductions. More than 400,000 people applied for exemptions to the plan – a... Read More...
Braun: Retiring Senator Reuven Carlyle kind, professional public servant OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun shared the following comments upon learning that Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-36th District, announced he does not plan to run for re-election this year. “Reuven has served a long and distinguished career both in the House and Senate. I’ve had many opportunities over the years to... Read More...