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The Washington State Legislature ended its 60-day session on time late last night (Thursday) after passing a 65-billion-dollar state budget and a partisan transportation package that raises fees on Washingtonians. John...

March 11, 2022

The Legislature's Republican leaders say the just-completed 2022 session fell short on addressing concerns they and other Republican lawmakers have been hearing from people across Washington. House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox,...

March 11, 2022

Storylines of the 2022 legislative session: Attempting to fix problems created in previous legislative sessions, including the long-term care insurance program/payroll tax and policing legislation; missed opportunities, including no meaningful tax...

March 10, 2022

Senate Republican Leader John Braun of Centralia and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox of Yelm offered this reaction to the majority Democrats' passage of a fee-heavy transportation package (Senate Bill 5974...

March 10, 2022

House minority leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, joins KGNW's Tim Gaydos to discuss the end of COVID-19 mandates. Wilcox highlights the profound effects the pandemic has had on everyone and the...

March 8, 2022

As the Legislature begins the final week of the 2022 session, Republican leaders told media they were pleased to see some fixes to failed majority party policies, but said they were...

March 7, 2022

The floor debate on controversial Senate Bill 5078; House Democrats back down from debate on emergency powers reform; supplemental operating budget; Democrats' transportation proposal; capital gains income tax ruled unconstitutional; Ukraine;...

March 4, 2022

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, shared the following reaction to the announcement from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown that she is rescinding her vaccine...

March 4, 2022

Meeting with media before the House and Senate each plan to vote on the other chamber's bills this week, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox said the public is starting to take...

Feb. 28, 2022

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, released the following comments upon hearing that Gov. Jay Inslee will announce that Washington's statewide mask mandate will...

Feb. 28, 2022