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In his week 14 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses legislation related to parental rights (Senate Bill 5599), vehicular pursuits (Senate Bill 5352) and drug possession and treatment...

April 14, 2023

Republican lawmakers told reporters that agreement between three of the Legislature’s caucuses over badly needed updates to drug possession laws is being threatened by House Democrats, who have stripped a Senate...

April 11, 2023

In his week 13 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the public safety legislation that will define the 2023 legislative session – vehicular pursuits (Senate Bill 5352) and...

April 7, 2023

Bipartisan housing legislation that passed out of the House is being significantly altered or abandoned in the Senate in the final weeks of the 2023 legislative session, Republican legislative leaders told...

April 4, 2023

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox opposes the House Democrats’ 2023-25 operating budget (Senate Bill 5187) in a floor speech. He also outlines House Republican budget priorities, including K-12 education, public safety,...

April 3, 2023

In his week 12 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses budgets, taxes and housing – including why increasing real estate excise taxes (REET) is a bad idea. He...

March 31, 2023

Republican leaders praised what they called a fiscally responsible and bipartisan proposed Senate operating budget that funds public safety and education priorities. In contrast, they said a proposal from House Democrats...

March 28, 2023

In his week 11 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses state budgets and today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling on the Democrats’ capital gains tax.

March 24, 2023

House and Senate Republican leaders met with reporters to discuss a “disappointing, but not surprising” state revenue forecast released this week by the Economic Revenue and Forecast Council, but stressed that...

March 21, 2023

In his week 10 legislative session review, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public safety and law enforcement – including important legislation relating to vehicular pursuits (Senate Bill 5352) and drug...

March 17, 2023