Becker formally asks Senate Democrats to cancel planned Fain investigation “Partisan witch-hunt” serves no legitimate legislative purpose, says Republican caucus chair Sen. Randi Becker, chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, is formally asking Senate Democrats to cancel plans for an investigation of a defamatory charge hurled against Sen. Joe Fain during this year’s election campaign. In a letter to Sen.... Read More...
Newsletter: Prioritizing mental health care in Washington state Prioritizing mental health care in Washington state Explaining my legislation aimed at helping those struggling with mental illness during a press conference at the Recovery Response Center in Fife. I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that you are as happy to see the color changes of fall... Read More...
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...