“I call on Governor Inslee to listen to the will of the voters and appoint a Republican to serve as Secretary of State until a general election can occur,” Heimlich said.


NRCC poll shows GOP in the lead over Democrats to retake House


“some areas may not see the traditional 24-hour service, some roadways will not be plowed as often, and compact snow and ice will remain on roadways longer than a typical winter.” https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/wsdot-employee-firings-could-create-unsafe-winter-roads #waleg @MariyaFrost

Lisa Brown is our state’s Commerce Director and a member of Gov. Inslee’s Executive Cabinet. She is also one of the biggest funders of 509 Forward, a group running pro-socialist, anti-business ads in Spokane.

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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 http://ow.ly/9vJ050EPQLJ

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: https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/inslee-defends-reopening-plan-face-growing-frustration-including-fellow-democrats #COVID19 #wagov #waleg

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David Boze in @PSBJ: No matter how much you might agree w/ a governor our system isn’t meant to be the arbitrary rule of one. Our system is designed for a representative government to determine our laws and the executive branch to carry them out. http://ow.ly/hY4y30rYtJ6 #waleg

From @seattletimes: “While people will be able to apply for an exemption through next year, you must have purchased a qualifying insurance plan before Mon, Nov. 1, 21 to do so. However, purchasing a policy before the deadline might prove difficult.” http://ow.ly/PXk430rYtIV #waleg

Capitol Buzz: Answers to your questions on the new WA Cares Fund and the long-term care payroll tax; Workplace complaints surfaced before resignation of WA Parks director, records show; Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams. http://ow.ly/Cxph30rYtHv #waleg

Have you signed up to receive our caucus email update, The Current? It is sent out each month during the interim and each week during the legislative session. Sign up and read past editions here: https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/stay-connected/the-current/ #waleg

From @WAPolicyCenter: It’s evident WSDOT firings will create big problems after all. A transparent & clear plan for how the agency will deal w/ the loss of qualified employees w/over 40% of those fired being maintenance workers hasn’t materialized.
http://ow.ly/g4M430rYmRx #waleg

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