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Rep. Peter Abbarno joins KVI’s Ari Hoffman to discuss pitfalls with Washington’s New Long-Term Care Payroll Tax
Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, discusses the flaws of the state's new long-term care program and payroll tax with...
In early December Washington State legislators can pre-file legislation for the 2022 Legislative Session. I have...
Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, explains concerns with the state's new long-term care insurance program (WA Cares...
Stronger Families. Stronger Communities. Stronger Washington.
The 20th District includes South Thurston County, virtually all of Lewis County, East Cowlitz County, and the City of Woodland in Clark County. To say the least, the 20th District is filled with amazing history and traditions and has a lot of economic potential if we create the right economic atmosphere. Together, let’s get Washington working again for our families and our businesses.
Issues Important to Our Community
How can we make it better?
Reducing the Tax Burden
As your representative in the 20th Legislative District, I took the taxpayer pledge and voted against the unnecessary tax increases. Government should be putting money back in the pockets of working families and small businesses where it belongs- that is how I voted. I believe we must invest in our families and communities by giving the hard earned money back! Click HERE to see my voting record on taxes and research legislation in the 2021-2022 session!
Small business owners are the live blood of our state. And, make up the greatest percentage of our businesses. It is not enough to say #ChooseLocalFirst or #ShopLocal. This session, can say I fought for our local businesses and family own shops. Click HERE to see my voting record supporting small businesses.
Investing in communities and families
I am proud and honored to serve as the Assistant Ranking Member of the House Capital Budget Committee. The House Capital Budget, also called the Construction Budget, invests in local projects to help create jobs and opportunities, serve critical needs, and improve the quality of life for citizens across our great state and in the 20th District. Click HERE to read all about the projects in Washington State and the 20th Legislative District.
I was excited to vote to finally fund the Working Families Tax Credit to support our working families. I also proposed an amendment to the Cap and Trade bill that would have invested even more in the Working Families Tax Credit.
I believe the best way to support working families is by investing in them and their communities. Families know better how and where to spend their money. Communities know better how and where to spend their money. My priority is to give the taxpayers their money to spend it on their priorities.
Protecting our Rights and Freedoms
As your state representative, I am sworn to uphold both the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the state of Washington. I continue to support your constitutional rights from my first vote on the House floor to open-up the Legislature, take emergency powers back from the Governor, to the last weekend of session opposing restrictions on you right to possesses a firearm.
The Washington State Constitutional clearly states that “all political power is inherent in the people.” The right to speak freely, assemble, parent, and protect. . . .
At the same time as law enforcement officers were losing tools to keep us safe, laws were being passed to let criminals vote before completing all their legal and financial obligations to society and the victim; letting criminals out of jail/prison early without completing their sentence; avoid paying for victims penalty assessments that helps victims recover; and so much more. The balance was lost this session. I will continue to work on a balanced approach that ensures training and accountability at the same time ensures our streets are safe.