With everything going on in the world today, parents need to have a say in their children’s education. That’s why I helped lead H.R. 5, which we passed today, to guarantee that fundamental right for every single parent in our country.

From the Dissenting Opinion:

“Capital gains are income. In Washington, income is property. A Washington ‘capital gains tax’ is therefore a property tax.”

That sounds about right.


Today, the WA State Supreme Court validated the capital gains tax. Legislative Democrats and @GovInslee passed it over bipartisan opposition (SB 5096 in 2021), and it has been in court until now. #waleg #UnaffordableWA

Full Statement: http://ow.ly/4Hjz50NrCg0

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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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Visit our legislative news aggregator, The Ledger, for the latest news and views in the last 30 days of the legislative session. #waleg https://waledger.houserepublicans.wa.gov/

In our caucus email update, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox highlights the Washington State Supreme Court’s capital gains tax ruling, the revenue forecast and state budgets. Read and subscribe at this link. #waleg https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/current/capital-gains-tax-revenue-forecast-and-state-budgets/

In his week 11 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses state budgets and today’s ruling from the Washington State Supreme Court on the Democrats’ capital gains tax. #waleg

Addressing our state’s housing supply shortage is a House Republican priority. Rep. Andrew Barkis joined @TVWnews Inside Olympia to discuss several solutions the Legislature is considering this legislative session. Watch the full segment here. #waleg https://youtu.be/okazuSW9Cqs

Capitol Buzz: WA Supreme Court upholds new state capital gains tax; Schools, housing, salaries score big in Senate Dems $70B budget; End of story: Capitol’s press houses torn down; Rise in drive-by shootings a concern for WA State Patrol. #waleg https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/buzz/capitol-buzz-march-24-2023/

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