Big (and mostly bad) bills still moving
The final day of our 105-day session is a week from this Sunday. I mentioned in my previous report how there’s no excuse for going past that deadline when one party controls both houses of the Legislature… but sure enough, the chatter about an overtime session is now being reported as news.
State Senate passes record $59.2 billion spending plan for 2021-23
With less than a month left in this year’s 105-day regular session, state lawmakers are poised for lengthy floor sessions in the coming days, beginning this Saturday and extending through next Sunday, April 11th. That is the last day for both houses to pass legislation sent to them by the opposite...
E-Newsletter: Your response to my survey - Lynda Wilson
Hello Friends and Neighbors, The budget Governor Inslee submitted to the Legislature in December included the income-tax proposal that became Senate Bill 5096. When the Senate Democrats bring out their proposed operating budget this Thursday, will it incorporate the income tax somehow? Even though n...
@OlympiaWatch What? And give up control? As a representative Govt, it should be a temporary power only until the initial emergency has passed, which is what these bills would do. 147 heads are better than 1!Read More
@OlympiaWatch @NickMurr “When an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” James Madison.Read More
RT @WashingtonSRC: SB 5092 Sen. L. Wilson AMD 522 would get us back to appropriate constitutional oversight of the legislature rather than…Read More
@OlympiaWatch @TVWnews It should be!Read More
A Capital Gains tax IS an income tax. Here is a good discussion on that topic and I weigh in.Read More
@OlympiaWatch Absolutely!!Read More
@OlympiaWatch Wasting no time I see to raise taxes on our taxpayers. Even after we find out today we are due to get $15 BILLION more from the new Fed stimulus plan!. 🤦🏻♀️Read More
@MelissaSantos1 And confusion ensues.Read More
As republican budget lead, we passed our own budget with no cuts to programs and invested in important programs with no new taxes. We don’t need a new tax. Especially one the voters said no to 10 times over 85 years .Read More
@OlympiaWatch And so I’m headed to Oly on Saturday for the big showdown. This is not what I wanted for my birthday. 😢. Rather 🤬Read More