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Transportation solutions: Reprioritizing Existing Appropriations for Longevity (REAL) Act
The REAL Act reprioritizes and shifts funding streams to provide better services for all modes of transportation by using growing general fund revenue instead of relying on shrinking transportation revenue.
Funding real solutions for Washington’s environment
The ORCA Plan would use incoming Climate Commitment Act dollars for tangible outdoor recreation benefits and smart investments in climate adaptation to promote healthier forests, a cleaner Puget Sound, and resilience to drought and flood risks.
Why Democrats’ police reform bills have made communities less safe
Police reform bills passed by Democrats and Gov. Inslee during the 2021 legislative session have caused confusion and made communities less safe. Republicans, law enforcement, firefighters, mental health workers, local elected officials, and others understand that these problems need to be addressed.
What are House Republicans doing to reform the governor’s emergency powers?
Sponsoring legislation, debating on the House floor, calling for special sessions, holding news conferences, submitting op-eds, meeting with editorial boards, sharing on social media, going on radio programs, releasing videos, sending out email updates and newsletters, hosting town halls, writing letters, and so on. Learn more about what House Republicans have done – and will continue to do – to push for emergency powers reform.
House Republican budget plan would provide tax relief, including sales tax cut
The SAFE Washington budget plan would reduce sales tax, hire more police officers, protect and create jobs, fund transportation projects, transfer $1 billion to the rainy-day fund, and leave a $2.1 billion surplus.
Regressive energy policies
Two new regressive energy policies — Senate Bill 5126 (cap-and-tax scheme) and House Bill 1091 (low-carbon fuel standard) — will increase the price of gas and goods while doing very little to reduce CO2 emissions. Democrats are also looking to increase the state gas tax.
Senate Bill 5126: Cap-and-tax
This legislation would lead to a massive gas tax increase, with little benefit for climate or transportation infrastructure. This is taxation for the sake of taxation. We have sufficient room in the budget to fund any projects of immediate need that this policy is designed to fund.
Senate Bill 5096: Income tax on capital gains
For multiple years, Republicans have voted no on a proposed capital gains tax, in part, because this would for the first time subject Washingtonians to a state income tax and because such a tax on property is prohibited by the state constitution.