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The 2021 legislative session came to a close this past Sunday. From day one, House Republicans worked hard to advance a Real Solutions agenda and defeat a number of harmful policy...

April 30, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox provides his thoughts on the 2021 legislative session, which saw Democrats pass an income tax on capital gains, make gasoline prices more expensive, and decline to...

April 27, 2021

House and Senate Republican leaders met with members of the Capitol press to review the 2021 legislative session, which adjourned Sunday. Legislators said they were disappointed by the partisan manner in...

April 26, 2021

State lawmakers wrapped up the 2021 legislative session Sunday evening after conducting their business remotely behind computer screens due to the COVID pandemic. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 04-25-21...

April 26, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox speaks out against the majority's ongoing push to increase the gas tax (Senate Bill 5483) and impose both a low-carbon fuel standard (House Bill 1091) and...

April 22, 2021

In a press conference covering a wide range of topics, House and Senate Republicans addressed their biggest hopes and fears as the 2021 legislative session winds to a close and revealed...

April 21, 2021

If there was ever a time to pass emergency powers reform, it was this week. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties would be rolling back to...

April 17, 2021

In his week 14 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox reiterates the need for the Legislature to pass emergency powers reform this session and reject the dozens of tax and fee...

April 16, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox announced to the media a Republican plan to offer a special motion allowing the House to consider a bill requiring more legislative oversight in emergency powers...

April 14, 2021

In his week 13 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public safety legislation and the 2021-23 operating budget. Wilcox says “there's no excuse” for tax increases this session.

April 9, 2021