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Senate Bill 5126 dividing the state.

Senate bill 5126 is a divisive bill, although it is a cap and trade on pollution, or an emission pricing bill it has divided the environmental cartel.  The climate justice arm of the environmental community feels there is not enough being done to provide better air quality and that there is not enough of the proposed revenue from this bill directed at environmental justice programs.  Many in the environmental community believe it will reduce carbon pollution but preface that belief on increased revenue for a carbon free future.  A 95% reduction in carbon is lauded, though the blessings promised rely on building new style buildings as well as retooling existing buildings, those in favor of this notion call the bill a cap and invest program, though it is not specified how all the work would be accomplished with carbon free methods.

New bills to increase your taxation so the state can increase "revenue"!

The legislative session ends on April 25.  On April 8 three new bills were introduced to increase revenue for "transportation funding"  Senator Hobbs introduced the bills...5481Authorizing bonds for transportation funding. ,5482 Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations 5483 Concerning transportation funding.  The three bills increase and create taxes, raises taxes, and creates a new Road Uses Charge(RUC) tax.  

SB 5038 Outlawing Open Carry in Washington State

The Washington State Senate passed SB 5038 Prohibiting the open carry of certain weapons at public demonstrations and the state capitol.  The title is misleading and would in fact prohibit the open carry rights, the right to bear arms in many circumstances across the state.  Your A2 rights are under attack.  This proposed law passed the senate 28/20. 

The bill passed the house by 57/40 with Representative Walsh refusing to vote on the bill because it is clearly unconstitutional.  Rep. Jim Walsh speaks out against unconstitutional open carry bill on the House floor

Senate Bill 5043 Building Teacher Housing - Is Anyone Embarrassed Yet?

By Cindy Alia 3/30/21

SB 5043 is a bill to build teacher housing, this attempt to use an antiquated law to "allow" voters to use bonds to provide teacher housing in every district across the state.

The bill has progressed quite far to date, passed the senate 24/25, and is now progressed to the House Capital Budget Committee, even though the bill sponsor appears to be ignorant on the details of his own bill, and questions raised by the house were not able to be answered.  

The actual question is should property owners even have to face paying for this perk for teachers through their property taxes even while they struggle with their own tax burden and difficulty in making ends meet in these times of state sponsored financial distress.

Green Legislative Bills of Concern Update 3/26/21

By Cindy Alia 3/26/21

Your Washington State Legislators will be working through Saturday to move their agendas through the legislative process.  Bills are considered and continue to be ushered through the process that will undermine your abilities to make the best individual uses and decisions of and for your life, liberty, and property.  Many of the bills will force Washington taxpayers and consumers to fund the expensive and unattainable goals of the extreme agendas related to climate and environment.

Legislative Update Bill Status 3/22/21

By Cindy Alia 3/22/21

Three bills you must insist are rejected today!

Have you been negatively impacted personally and economically by the one year “15 days to slow the curve” one-sided emergency shutdown on your life and liberty? 

Do you believe now is the time to increase your taxes, pay for teacher housing, and punish you for caring for your property while others have abused their own environment?

If passed, these bills will result in permanent additional hardship to property owners!

Bills of Concern Status 3/12/21

By Cindy Alia 3/12/21

Your legislators are adjourned until Monday morning, thank you for your calls and emails to your represntatives and senators, you are causing changes to bad bills, and keeping bad bills at bay!  Bills of Concern for the coming week are listed here.  The legislative cutoff date for bills from the house of origin has passed on last Tuesday, March 9.  This helps to narrow our focus on bills we have objected to in the house of origin but still must fight to prevent passage in the opposite house.  Bills that have passed the house will now go to the senate and you need to call your senator!  Bills that have passed the senate will now be in the control of the house, and you need to call your representatives!

Bills of Concern Status 2/26/2021

February 26 2021 By Cindy Alia

Today we are in the midst of the legislative session with 38 days left for bills to become law.  There have been 2 cutoff dates met and we are nearing the point where bills heard in the house of origin must pass a floor vote in order to be heard in the opposite house.  There is still time to fight bad bills that may have passed the house of origin but have not yet made the transition to the floor of the opposite house.  

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