House Republicans unveil balanced budget with no new taxes | https://bit.ly/3aA2Xmu via @WaStateWire #AWBnews #waleg @WaHouseGOP @WAGOP @stokesbary

After a 5-hour floor debate today, the low-carbon fuel standard mandate (HB 1091) passed 52-46. Every House Republican voted “no.” Rep. Mary Dye, our lead on the House Environment and Energy Committee, explains why this is bad policy for working families and our state. #waleg

In the middle of the night House Democrats passed a giveaway to their special interests. Of the $1.9 trillion spent, less than half goes toward actual Covid relief. It was so bad that two Democrats voted against it. @DrKimSchrier @StricklandforWA both voted for it.

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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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Rep. Skyler Rude in @ubnews: I appreciate the opportunity to work with the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership members, including the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, to find a solution that protects water right holders.
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Tax collections for Washington have been resilient, with more good news expected from the March 20 revenue forecast. House Republicans have introduced an operating budget that would not raise taxes and would not make cuts to vital services. @PSBJ: http://ow.ly/SnPX50DOgCG #waleg

More coverage on the low-carbon fuel standard mandate (HB 1091) that passed on Saturday despite bipartisan opposition. From @The_CBH: http://ow.ly/6XDa50DOgzc #waleg

The case for new tax increases continues to crumble. More good news is also expected from the revenue forecast on March 20. Story from @dospueblos: http://ow.ly/5Whg50DNn6Q #waleg

From the @thenewstribune editorial board: “No matter how constructed, a capital gains tax is arguably an unconstitutional income tax in disguise and may not survive the inevitable court challenge.” Full editorial: http://ow.ly/Jjp330ryMmY #waleg

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