Dear Republican friends,
It’s been a busy week since our last Insider. Before last Wednesday’s floor cutoff, we passed hundreds of bills from the House floor. One significant bill that died was the universal background checks gun control bill. House Republicans also unveiled the first budget of the 2013 legislative session — a plan that would fund education first. Tomorrow, the state’s revenue forecast will be released, and in the final weeks of the session (scheduled to adjourn April 28), our focus will be on crafting an operating budget. From our Republican standpoint, it should be a spending plan based upon priorities of government and without tax increases.
As always, we are interested in your input! Go to our Web site at www.houserepublicans.wa.gov and contact your House Republican representatives via e-mail, telephone or letters. You may also reach us through the toll-free Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.