Taxes and the budget — how they affect you It’s been a long legislative session this year, but it wrapped up on April 28. We saw many terrible bills, many of which proposed new or higher taxes that would make your life more expensive. The good news is that not all of the taxes that were proposed passed. We... Read More...
Newsletter: Your 2nd Amendment right under attack Two bills that attack your 2nd Amendment right were passed out of the Senate Rules Committee today, which means they are likely to come up for a vote on the Senate floor. Under the current majority, the bills are both likely to pass. And you should be worried. As a... Read More...
A House budget proposal that will cost you $4.2 billion over four years We’re still going full-steam here at the Capitol. We’re back in committee reviewing House bills and voting on them on the floor. Just four more weeks left of session. Last week, the House of Representatives and the... Read More...
Newsletter: The taxes are coming! Taxes: Expect these hits to your wallet Protecting you, the taxpayer, from unnecessary and unreasonable taxes has always been one of my primary goals as your senator. You should get to keep as much of the money you earn as possible. And the state should spend wisely any money it... Read More...
Becker suite of bills expanding telemedicine passes Senate OLYMPIA…Four bills that would expand telemedicine in Washington passed in the Washington State Senate and now head to the House of Representatives for consideration.   Sponsored by Sen. Randi Becker, R-Olympia, the bills are part of her ongoing effort to put the patient first by improving access to telemedicine health-care.... Read More...
Newsletter: Limiting ‘life without parole’ ‘Life without parole’ could lose some of its bite under Senate Bill 5288 and Senate Bill 5219 One of the most significant anti-crime measures in Washington is under attack. After already passing a bill to repeal the death penalty in Washington, some are working to turn back the “Three Strikes You’re... Read More...
Newsletter: Should kindergartners be taught state-mandated sex education? Should kindergartners be taught state-mandated sex education? I’d like to talk about something that should be very concerning to the mommies and daddies out there. Right now, sexual education is taught to public schoolchildren typically from the fourth grade on. However, Senate Bill 5395 wants to expand sex education to include children... Read More...