State GOP chairman: Proposed new district maps from Dems are gerrymandered ‘abominations’

Remember to get your comments in telling the Redistricting Commission that you want competitive districts:

Washington state revenues are a billion dollars over previous projections but Gov. Inslee and Democrats still want the taxpayers to pay more, including the regressive Long Term Care Tax that they are rushing to implement.

This week’s episode of the WAGOP Report, where Chairman Heimlich takes a deep dive into redistricting, giving examples of Democrat gerrymandering, and includes an interview with Pierce County GOP Chair Dave McMullan on this year’s local elections:

ICYMI: “Heimlich said much the same of the Democratic maps, saying the proposed maps were not made in good faith.

“Both of these Democrat proposed maps are gerrymandered to the extreme to give Democrats the maximum electoral advantage,” Heimlich said.”

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Sen. Lynda Wilson: Costly new budget just signed by @GovInslee just made WA a more regressive place to live. People would have been far better off with the Republican approach…which offered tax relief, not new/higher taxes. #waleg #Washington #taxapalooza

Jay Inslee on signing carbon legislation which has conservatively been estimated by respected consulting firms to raise the cost of gas by 95 cents/gal by 2028: “Don’t let anyone give you that swill that it is going to increase prices.” 2:07 pm 5/17/21 #waleg

And just like that, with a single-vote margin (25-24) and bipartisan opposition, an income tax passes off the Senate floor. Not an excise tax…an income tax. Something Washingtonians have voted down 10 times and still oppose according to a recent Elway Poll. #NoIncomeTax #waleg

For months conservatives have criticized WA Gov Inslee’s handling of the pandemic. But now even some Democrats are exasperated at the pace of reopening. As are some local officials. Here’s our story: #COVID19 #wagov #waleg

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Capitol Buzz: Revenues up nearly $1B; WSP’s hiring under fire as agency failed to diversify; Bipartisan group of lawmakers ask Gov. Inslee to pause long-term care tax; Culture audit of WDFW finds problems with trust, bullying, communication. #waleg

Businesses, labor unions, local governments, Republicans and now even Democrats have concerns with the Democrats’ new long-term care insurance tax. Story from @Mynorthwest: #waleg

In The Current: Virtual Tax Town Halls, state revenue forecast, redistricting, the Democrats’ long-term care insurance tax, and why insurance premiums are increasing. Read here: #waleg

Capitol Buzz: WA unemployment system braces for new normal minus federal pandemic benefits; Gov. Inslee extends statewide eviction moratorium bridge to Oct. 31; Lawmakers want feedback on where to place a second commercial airport. Subscribe: #waleg

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