Democrats refuse to listen to voters

Senate Republican Campaign CommitteeSession 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to what the Democrats are saying, you’re bound to hear the phrase “begin the conversation” at least a dozen times over a 20-minute time span. Except conversations are supposed to be two sided. When it comes to conversations on tax increases, Democrats conveniently forget the listening part. They should just call them what they are, … Read More

The Left’s Income Tax

SRCCSession 2019

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” When it comes to imposing an income tax on Washington State, Senate Democrats haven’t so much resorted to just trying again, but misleading voters about what it actually is. Washington state voters have rejected an income tax TEN TIMES when it’s been brought up for a vote. After ten failures, rather … Read More

What We Do in the Minority

Senate Republican Campaign CommitteeSession 2019

Democrats control Olympia and will use those majorities to impose their legislative agenda on the state. Life in the minority means attempting to stop bad ideas and promoting better ideas. With Democrats controlling the House of Representatives, Governor’s office, and the Senate, stopping all of the bad ideas unfortunately takes up a frustrating amount of time. While Republicans would much rather … Read More

Stopping Bad Ideas, Promoting Better Ideas

Senate Republican Campaign CommitteeSession 2019

Democrats control Olympia and will use those majorities to impose their legislative agenda on the state. At least, that’s what liberal fundraising emails would have you believe. Senate Republicans are fighting tooth and nail. They’re standing up to challenge Inslee’s anti-business policies and chipping away at the disastrous tax plan Senate Democrats hope to impose. Life in the minority means … Read More

Within the Left’s policy goals awaits an economic collapse

Senate Republican Campaign CommitteeSession 2019

Last week hairdressers from all across the state swarmed the capitol to fight for their livelihoods. What prompted them? A bill proposed by Senate Democrats that threatened to regulate and tax hairdressers, stylists, and anyone who rents a booth, out of business. To all the small business owners who wrote, called, and testified, fighting for their right to exist — … Read More

Inslee’s State of the State: Lots of free stuff, little substance

Senate Republican Campaign CommitteeSession 2019

The day after lawmakers of both parties signaled a desire to work together to solve some of our state’s most pressing issues, Governor Inslee delivered a speech undermining all of it. A running theme through Inslee’s State of the State was the idea of Washington’s story. Only his speech wasn’t intended to usher in a new, prosperous chapter for our … Read More

Senator aims to ban congestion pricing before Seattle can implement its own

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By: Jason Rantz Show My Northwest Originally published January 9, 2019 A Washington state senator is proposing legislation that will block Seattle, and other cities, from imposing tolls on city streets, a practice known as congestion pricing. “With the bill, the Legislature would prohibit cities and counties from enacting tolls,” said State Senator Tim Sheldon. “It wouldn’t single out Seattle as the … Read More

What to expect this session: Nothing good

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What to expect this session: Nothing good We’re not going to sugar coat this for you: After Democrats won majorities in the House and Senate, the 2019 session could end up looking pretty scary. If Democrats get their way, state spending will explode, and taxpayers will be asked to fork over even more of their paychecks. All to give Jay … Read More

State GOP lawmaker eyes cheaper car tabs, Sound Transit reform

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State GOP lawmaker eyes cheaper car tabs, Sound Transit reform By: Hanna Scott, My Northwest My Northwest Originally published January 3, 2019 The 2019 legislative session gets underway in just over a week, and one Republican state Senator is putting a target on Sound Transit, and ST3, the $54 billion light rail expansion approved by voters. Lawmakers on both sides of the … Read More

18th District lawmakers host town hall marathon

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18th District lawmakers host town hall marathon By: Katy Sword, The Columbian The Columbian Originally published January 5, 2019 In order to address citizens across the 18th Legislative District before the new session starts Jan. 14, Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, and Rep.-elect Larry Hoff hosted a marathon town hall session on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. in … Read More