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The official podcast of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.

The official podcast of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.

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United States

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The official podcast of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.

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English


Episodes

Several Washington State Senate Republicans Now Deregulatory Champions

7/23/2020
Several Washington State Senate Republicans are now Deregulatory Champions. They signed up to support the Initiative on Regulatory Innovation. Senator Judy Warnick of Moses Lake is one of the Republican legislators to sign on. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Several Washington State Senate Republicans Now Deregulatory Champions appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:04:06

Huge budget hole prompts Senate Republicans to repeat call for June session

6/17/2020
State Senate Republicans say a $9 billion chasm in the state budget requires a special legislative session now. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Huge budget hole prompts Senate Republicans to repeat call for June session appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:03:59

Republican Zoom media availability on special session proposal

5/21/2020
State Senate Republicans John Braun and Shelly Short were part of a Zoom media availability to announce a proposal for a special session to address impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Republican Zoom media availability on special session proposal appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:16:53

Sen. Short on Importance of Census and Ways to Keep Census Workers from Coming to Your Home

5/15/2020
Washington State Senator Shelly Short wants you to know something about the 2020 Census. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Sen. Short on Importance of Census and Ways to Keep Census Workers from Coming to Your Home appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:04:22

Sen. Becker telemedicine push paying dividends right now

3/31/2020
The Leader of the Free World says it’s an important tool in the fight against COVID-19 and our state already has it. Republican State Senator Randi Becker championed several telemedicine bills that are now law. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Sen. Becker telemedicine push paying dividends right now appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:05:58

Legislature approves controversial sex-ed bill

3/7/2020
An extremely controversial sex-ed bill is on its way to the Governor’s desk after Democrats in the state Legislature passed it, despite the deep concerns of many parents and grandparents. Republicans in the House and Senate fought hard to defeat or, at least change the legislation but could not overcome Democratic majorities in both chambers. […] The post Legislature approves controversial sex-ed bill appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:41:32

Sen. Randi Becker announces her retirement

3/5/2020
A leader in the state Senate is ready for the next stage in life. Mikaela Hobson tells us about Sen. Randi Becker’s retirement. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Sen. Randi Becker announces her retirement appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:09:29

Legislature passes bill to ban immigration arrests within mile of courthouses

3/4/2020
Is it the year of the criminal in the state Legislature? One Senator thinks so and says this bill proves it. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Legislature passes bill to ban immigration arrests within mile of courthouses appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:07:08

Intentional HIV Transmission Reduced to Misdemeanor

3/4/2020
A person who intentionally exposes a sexual partner to HIV could no longer be charged with a felony under a bill passed by the state Legislature. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Intentional HIV Transmission Reduced to Misdemeanor appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:03:22

This Week in Olympia Feb. 24 – Feb. 28

2/28/2020
Tracy Ellis and Mikaela Hobson take a look back at this week in Olympia. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post This Week in Olympia Feb. 24 – Feb. 28 appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:06:14

Senate Republican Caucus News Conference on Homelessness

2/26/2020
Members of the Senate Republican Caucus discuss homelessness funding in the 2020 Supplemental State Operating Budget during a news conference at the State Capitol. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Senate Republican Caucus News Conference on Homelessness appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:09:19

This Week in Olympia Feb. 17 – Feb. 21

2/21/2020
Tracy Ellis and Mikaela Hobson take a look back at this week in Olympia. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post This Week in Olympia Feb. 17 – Feb. 21 appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:11:55

Resolution celebrates Washington’s Chinese Americans

2/18/2020
The history and contributions of Chinese Americans in Washington were recognized on the state Senate floor. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Resolution celebrates Washington’s Chinese Americans appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:13:28

This Week in Olympia Feb. 10 – Feb. 14

2/14/2020
Tracy Ellis and Mikaela Hobson take a look back at this week in Olympia. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post This Week in Olympia Feb. 10 – Feb. 14 appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:08:43

Senator Mike Padden’s bill on teacher job-sharing

2/13/2020
Some teachers like to job-share, but commonsense bipartisan legislation to allow it to happen in our state appears dead. Senator Mike Padden’s bill in the legislature would let school districts split benefits of the job-sharing teachers. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Senator Mike Padden’s bill on teacher job-sharing appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:07:36

Senate Republicans meet with reporters to discuss progress on homelessness

2/11/2020
State Senate Republicans met with reporters to discuss the legislative session. Senators Shelly Short and Hans Zeiger say they are finding ways to work with Democrats, especially when it comes to homelessness. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post Senate Republicans meet with reporters to discuss progress on homelessness appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:05:15

This Week in Olympia Feb. 4 – Feb. 7

2/7/2020
Tracy Ellis and Mikaela Hobson take a look back at this week in Olympia. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post This Week in Olympia Feb. 4 – Feb. 7 appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:07:47

This Week in Olympia Jan. 27 – Jan. 31

2/1/2020
Tracy Ellis takes a look back at this week in Olympia. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus. The post This Week in Olympia Jan. 27 – Jan. 31 appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:08:45

Emotional testimony on Sen. Steve O’Ban’s bill to help people with severe mental illness

1/31/2020
People with severe mental illness who are in and out of mental hospitals and jails because they refuse treatment could soon get some help. State Senator Steve O’Ban is sponsoring a bill that would allow courts to assign a special guardian to make care decisions for those who are incapable of recognizing their need for […] The post Emotional testimony on Sen. Steve O’Ban’s bill to help people with severe mental illness appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.

Duration:00:59:29

A business tax increase balloons to one billion dollars under a bill sponsored by State Senate Democrats

1/29/2020
Senators started debate on the measure. The proposed legislation replaces a deeply flawed bill Democrats passed last year, but it hikes business taxes even more. Republicans attempted to exempt many businesses that can least afford the higher tax. Democrats didn’t accept any of the Republican amendments. We thought we’d do something a little bit different […] The post A business tax increase balloons to one billion dollars under a bill sponsored by State Senate Democrats appeared first on...

Duration:00:54:43