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At a news conference today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine mandate for most state employees, private health care and long-term care workers. House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate...

Aug. 9, 2021

Republicans warned House Bills 1310 and 1054 would make communities less safe, offered amendments that were rejected Law enforcement, EMT, and local elected officials across the state are expressing their concerns...

July 23, 2021

With the state of emergency linked to the COVID-19 pandemic now past the 16-month mark, the state Legislature's top Republican leaders say Gov. Jay Inslee needs to be up front with...

July 1, 2021

“Yesterday afternoon, I learned with sadness and shock of the death of my friend of nearly 40 years – Mark Doumit. Mark was probably the most trusted person in Olympia and...

June 22, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun released the following statement today: “We are calling on Governor Inslee to fully reopen the state immediately. He had left...

June 1, 2021

On May 21, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) released new state COVID-19 workplace safety and health guidance relating to masking and social distancing policies. L&I said, in...

May 25, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox issued the following statement Monday in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's partial vetoes of House Bill 1091 and Senate Bill 5126: “Governor Inslee is once again...

May 17, 2021

Senate Republican Leader John Braun and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox offered this statement today after the governor announced many of his COVID-19 economic restrictions will be lifted by the end...

May 13, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement Wednesday: “Many of us are dismayed by the inequitable treatment of Pierce County in comparison to King County. Last month, Pierce County...

May 5, 2021

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, offered the following statement in response to an interview Gov. Jay Inslee gave criticizing the efforts of legislative...

April 21, 2021