ICYMI: @CalebHeimlich was on KOMO last night, talking about Gov. Inslee constantly changing the criteria to continue reopening when he should concentrate on boosting the vaccine rollout.

“Governor Inslee is failing all Washington residents and small business owners with his ever-changing COVID-19 criteria. He is quick to say that the metrics make the decisions, not him, but he is choosing which metrics to use and when to change them.”

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/inslee-pierce-cowlitz-and-whitman-counties-must-tighten-covid-19-restrictions-as-washington-cases-rise/article_e78b0e44-9bed-11eb-bbe6-2b4479f6c175.html

Thanks to our Republican Leaders in Olympia for fighting back against @GovInslee’s latest misuse of power:

“No county should be moving backward in our state’s reopening plan.”

https://jtwilcox.houserepublicans.wa.gov/2021/04/12/no-counties-should-be-moving-backward-say-legislative-republican-leaders/

Read our latest release on Inslee forcing Cowlitz, Pierce, and Whitman County back to phase 2 under his COVID-19 reopening plan: https://wsrp.org/gov-inslee-is-failing-us-by-forcing-counties-back-to-phase-2/

Reminder: Today Senate Democrats are holding an executive session to advance SB 5476 to a floor vote. This bill expands the Blake Supreme Court Decision and effectively legalizes illegal drugs like heroin.

Contact your legislators here: https://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Pages/hotline.aspx#:~:text=Call%20our%20HOTLINE%20at%201,contact%20the%20Governor%20click%20here).

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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

Part 2: Braun’s SB 5114 would reopen Washington’s bars and restaurants and trust them to operate under safety guidelines. And provide a place to connect that is less risky than in our own homes. #waleg http://ow.ly/47nh50D90A2

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town. @NoradSanta helps you track his progress here: http://ow.ly/x2yj50CB2Z5 #ChristmasEve #NoradTracksSanta #waleg

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A statement from House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun on the governor’s decision to move Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties back to Phase 2 of his reopening plan. http://ow.ly/rj6n30rEj3I #waleg

BREAKING: Gov. Inslee just announced that Cowlitz, Pierce, and Whitman counties will roll back to Phase 2 in the state’s reopening plan. https://www.q13fox.com/news/pierce-cowlitz-and-whitman-counties-moving-back-to-phase-2-of-reopening-plan #waleg

As we hit the homestretch of the 2021 legislative session, here’s a reminder of House Republican priorities. http://ow.ly/yF5N50EmEsx #waleg

Senate Democrats are proposing 33 new fees and taxes for a transportation package, including a 9.8 cents per gallon increase to the gas tax. They also expected to pass a low-carbon fuel standard, which would increase what you pay at the pump. http://ow.ly/NOAz30rEgAi #waleg

Freshman Reps. Peter Abbarno and Mark Klicker joined Austin Jenkins of TVW’s Inside Olympia to discuss their experiences and priorities in the remote legislative session. Watch here: http://ow.ly/1bsb50ElvCS #waleg

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