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Crime in Washington: 2024

After 40 years of below average crime rates, violent crime in Washington has reached record highs, increasing by nearly 20% in just five years. Homicide, aggravated assault, property crime, and theft have all increased dramatically during this five-year period.

10 years of tax increases passed by Democrats

Washingtonians are paying more taxes than ever before. Since 2014, state tax collections have more than doubled, ballooning to $36.4 billion in 2023.

Washington’s housing availability and affordability crisis

For years, majority party Democrats have talked about the lack of affordable housing in Washington state, but they have supported policies and passed bills that have directly contributed to our state’s housing availability and affordability crisis.

K-12 education facts: 2024

Under Democrat control, K-12 spending has grown exponentially while student learning and performance has declined. Washington students deserve better. House Republicans believe school districts should be given resources to succeed, but should be held accountable to the students and communities they serve.

Washington’s gas prices

For weeks during the summer of 2023, Washington had the distinction of having the highest gas prices in the nation – competing for the unfortunate honor with California. Prices hovered around $5 a gallon in Washington. And it affected everyone, especially those who can least afford it.

The Democrats’ unfair and unpopular long-term care insurance program and payroll tax

Starting July 1, 2023, most workers in Washington, including part-time and temporary workers, began paying up to $0.58 per $100 of their earnings for the WA Cares Fund – a new state-run, long-term care insurance program.

Initiatives to the Legislature

Learn about the six initiatives to the Legislature put forward by the people of Washington in 2024. Three of these initiatives were adopted by the Legislature and will become law on June 6, 2024. Majority Democrats refused hearings for three others that will now appear on the ballot in November.

Fix Washington

Learn how House Republicans are fighting for affordability, public safety, Washington’s families and a solution to the state’s housing crisis.

Restore reasonable suspicion standard for initiating vehicular pursuits

House Bill 1363 would restore the initial threshold to begin a vehicle pursuit to reasonable suspicion that a crime has or is being committed.

Sales tax relief

House Bill 1704 would provide broad-based relief to all Washington state taxpayers, especially those that spend a large portion of their income on taxable goods and services.

Provide school choice

House Bill 1615 would establish the Students First Program that funds education savings accounts for students whose needs are not being met in the public school system. The program targets students who are low-income or are located in failing schools, and students eligible for special education would qualify for even greater support.

Expand the Working Families Tax Credit

House Bill 1000 would expand the Working Families Tax Credit by doubling the income thresholds and the eligible credit amount for those with qualifying children in order to help with childcare and other expenses.

Confront drug addiction

House Bill 1415 would recriminalize the possession of hard drugs, like fentanyl and heroin, by making the knowing possession of a controlled substance a gross misdemeanor offense.

Expedite housing permits

House Bill 1401 would establish a low-cost, expedited permit process for single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and ADUs for low-income to moderate-income households.

Expedite housing permits

House Bill 1401 would establish a low-cost, expedited permit process for single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and ADUs for low-income to moderate-income households.

Expand development boundaries

House Bill 1402 would create a path forward for local governments to welcome more housing development and expand urban growth boundaries in communities throughout the state.

Recover from learning loss

House Bill 1328 would create a new temporary program to boost math and reading scores, with funding prioritized for low-income districts and those whose students have suffered the most learning loss.

Increase housing options through lot splitting

House Bill 1245 would authorize the splitting of lots to create more small parcels of land to build starter homes and other forms of affordable housing.

Emergency powers reform: Restoring balance and trust to state government

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Long-term care trust act and payroll tax repeal

House Bill 1011 would repeal the unpopular and unfair long-term services and supports trust program and payroll tax.