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Things are moving very quickly both inside and outside the Legislature as we head into the final 30 days of session. Before I get to policy matters, however, I first want...

March 26, 2021

Republican legislative leaders released the following remarks in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's order that the recently revised three-foot social-distancing guideline from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would be made...

March 25, 2021

In his week 10 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox explains why the latest state revenue forecast should end any talk of new tax increases this legislative session. He also discusses...

March 19, 2021

The state Legislature's top Republican leaders today said a gubernatorial endorsement of 3-foot spacing for classrooms would help Washington schools comply with Gov. Jay Inslee's March 15 emergency proclamation calling for...

March 18, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement regarding Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement of an emergency proclamation relating to K-12 education: “While I wish the governor had done this earlier...

March 12, 2021

In his week 8 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the 'Open Safe, Open Now' plan announced by legislative Republicans earlier this week. Under the plan, Washington state would immediately...

March 5, 2021

House and Senate Republican leaders announce a plan to reopen Washington state from COVID-19 pandemic restrictions by moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3, which includes reopening schools and allowing businesses...

March 4, 2021

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...

Feb. 25, 2021

On Tuesday, our leaders in the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It's a plan Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Drew MacEwen, Kelly...

Feb. 19, 2021

Leaders from the Senate and House Republican caucuses joined media to discuss a proposed office of cybersecurity requested by Gov. Jay Inslee after the personal information of 1.4 million state residents...

Feb. 9, 2021