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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

Senate and House Republican leaders address a proposed state income tax on capital gains, responding to reporters' questions on Senate Bill 5096 at a virtual media availability. Legislators also discussed the...

March 16, 2021

In his week 9 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public safety, gun control, and taxes. He also provides his thoughts on Gov. Inslee moving our state to Phase 3...

March 12, 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

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement on Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery plan. “The governor revealed Phase...

March 11, 2021

House and Senate Republicans review the recent conclusion of floor action in both chambers and discuss their plan to reopen the state and public schools from pandemic restrictions. Legislators answer questions...

March 10, 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

Despite repeated requests from the press, legislators and citizens, Governor Jay Inslee has not yet identified a Phase 3 plan to re-open the state's economy. So legislative Republicans say they'll do...

March 4, 2021

In response to sharply declining COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization rates statewide, legislative Republicans today announced a simple, practical and consistent plan to get all communities in Washington fully open for...

March 4, 2021