Republicans discuss the need to move the state to Phase 3 and open schools

House and Senate Republican leaders answered several questions today from the media about the need to reopen Washington and the state's public schools from pandemic restrictions. Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, explained how measures targeting urban heat island effect are a more cost effective means of addressing climate change than proposed low carbon fuel standards. Legislators also answered questions about a potential capital gains tax, a proposed state office of cybersecurity, child care legislation and transportation funding. In addition to Rep. Dye, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, Senate Minority Leader John Braun and Senate Republican Caucus Chair Ann Rivers attended the press briefing.

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