House and Senate Republicans urge caution on state spending

With operating budget proposals set to be released by the end of the month, House and Senate Republicans cautioned against using the state’s higher-than-expected revenue growth to increase spending across numerous government programs. Instead, they encouraged the majority party to make strategic investments in education and provide tax relief to struggling Washingtonians.

Meeting with reporters, lawmakers answered questions about legislation related to ecosystem service credits, voter registration and the recriminalization of drugs. Joining the media were House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm), Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn), Senate Republican Leader John Braun (R-Centralia) and Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center).

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