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A session that rewrote history, not always accurately This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. I was reading the other day that this year’s Legislature raised taxes by $480 million. This was news to me and I think to just about everyone on my side of the aisle, mainly... Read More...
Freedom Daily: Democrat Budget Proposal Freedom Daily is the daily podcast of the Freedom Foundation. Managing editor Jeff Rhodes interviews Sen. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) about the just-announced Democratic budget proposal and whether Senate Republicans will accept it. Click here to listen… Read More...
Will Democrats cancel July 4 weekend to force tax increases? If things keep going the way they are, come July 4 weekend, thousands of Washington residents will be turned back at the gates of our state parks. They’ll be told their campsite reservations are canceled, they can leave lunch in the picnic basket, and they can do their marshmallow roasting... Read More...
Angel: “No more excuses” for House failure to pass budget With one 30-day special session completed, Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, is still waiting for the House of Representatives majority leadership to get the votes they need for their budget. House budget leaders assumed $1.5 billion of tax increases in their spending plan but lacked the votes to pass the... Read More...
Time to get over the tax-increase obsession This post originally appeared in the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. As time runs out on our overtime session in Olympia, I think it’s a good moment to ask an important question. What on earth is keeping us here? Last week should have settled things.... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: My most productive year for bills Hello Friends! This past week I celebrated the signing of the last of my bills to pass the Legislature this year. In total, I passed 10 bills. That’s the most productive year I’ve ever had! It’s a long journey for each bill to get to the final Governor’s signature (sometimes... Read More...
Record number of Angel bills receive governor’s signature OLYMPIA… The 2015 legislative session was the most productive yet for Sen. Jan Angel, with 10 of her bills going under the governor’s pen – eight of them in the past week. The new laws offer solutions to issues ranging from small business to consumer protection, with many inspired by... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: We’ve done our job Hello Friends! We are now past the end of regular legislative session and must go into overtime as the House Majority Party did not complete the work needed to go to negotiations.  While the Senate passed complete operating, transportation and capital budgets, the House has only been able to pass... Read More...
2015 E-News Update: Bill Success! 10 bills pass the Legislature Hello Friends! We’re working hard to finish the legislative session on time. We are scheduled to end on April 26 and our biggest obstacle will be passing the state’s budget. The good news is that I have several bills that have finished their journey through the Legislature and just need... Read More...
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