Washington State Republican Senators talking about local, regional and statewide issues.
Senator Mike Padden has a bill that could end the long-term care payroll tax
Senator Mike Padden’s legislation would allow voters to repeal the law that created the tax.
Vaccine deadline threatens critical services and public safety as people fear losing jobs and livelihoods
Republican Senators say it’s ridiculous and just plain wrong that thousands are losing jobs due to Governor Inslee’s vaccine mandate.
Senate report sounds alarm about effort to empty prisons, return felons to the street
Three Senators held a news conference to release “PRISON ALARM BELLS: Five Years of Failure at the Department of Corrections – and What Washington Can Do About It.”
Ericksen vaccination-rights bill becomes rallying point against Inslee decree
Thousands of emails and calls are pouring into legislative offices in response to the governor’s “get shot or get fired” mandate. Many of them are demanding passage of Sen. Doug Ericksen’s measure to protect the right to choose.
Braun calls on Democrats to fix problems created by controversial police-related bills
The State Senate Republican leader is calling on Democrats to fix problems created by controversial police-related bills.
Law enforcement, EMTs, and local elected officials are concerned about the legislation passed by Democrats this year.
Senators say government failed Cowlitz County on methanol project
State Senate Republicans say the promise of good-paying jobs was defeated by Governor Inslee’s climate agenda.
Northwest Innovation Works is pulling the plug on a seven-year effort to construct a methanol plant at the Port of Kalama in Cowlitz County.
Host Tracy Ellis talks with Senators John Braun and Jeff Wilson.