Legislative Wrap-up: A session like none I’ve seen A session like none I’ve seen Watch my video update This is the first time in 10 years that I have not left the Capitol at the end of a legislative session feeling pride in the Senate’s work. I know that sounds harsh. We did have some successes this year... Read More...
Newsletter: A new energy tax will cost you plenty A new energy tax will cost you plenty I have always believed we must be good stewards of the environment. We must do our best to protect it while also protecting Washington’s economy and families. Unfortunately, the regressive energy tax that is outlined in Senate Bill 6203 does neither. Like similar bills... Read More...
Becker backs Senate Republicans’ budget alternative Chair of Senate Republican Caucus said majority’s budget is off-target   OLYMPIA…On Friday the new Senate majority adopted a supplemental operating budget, which makes changes to the 2017-19 operating budget adopted in June. Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville and chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, supported the Republican alternative budget; when... Read More...
Healthy revenue forecast should mean tax relief for you! Healthy revenue forecast should mean tax relief for Washington’s taxpayers I’m inspired today to share with you that the 2018 revenue forecast is in and things look much better than we expected. The Big Picture The state’s revenue will exceed our expectations by $1.3 billion over the next two years,... Read More...
Energy tax threatens to cost you more at the pump and at home Tell me what you think of an energy tax! A new bill that would result in you paying 30 cents or more per gallon of gasoline and home heating fuel has been proposed under the guise of carbon reduction. Referred to by some as a ‘Carbon Tax’, Senate Bill 6203 is actually... Read More...
Newsletter: Moving forward on telemedicine Improving your access to health care by expanding telemedicine The military currently uses telemedicine to expand access to care for our service members. Telemedicine continues to be a top priority of mine this session. It is essential that getting the care you need is easier, so long as it doesn’t... Read More...
Laken Welsh serves as page for Sen. Randi Becker OLYMPIA… Laken Welsh, sophomore at Yelm High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Laken was one of 11 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2018 legislative session. She was sponsored by 2nd... Read More...
Becker heartbroken over loss of Pierce County Deputy in line of duty OLYMPIA…Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, issued the following statement in response to Sunday’s shooting in Frederickson that claimed the life of Pierce County Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, 34, of Yelm.   “The loss of Deputy McCartney is devastating to the law enforcement community and is another reminder that our officers risk... Read More...
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