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Rep. Abbarno comments on Governor’s Mandate Deadline

Today, Oct. 18, is the deadline Gov. Jay Inslee set when he announced in August vaccination requirements for most state employees, private health care workers, long-term care workers, employees working in K-12, most child care and early learning, and higher...

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The Future of Washington State’s Tax Structure: Survey

Over the past thirty (30) years, Washington State's tax structure has changed dramatically. For instance, this past year, the Legislature passed (and Governor signed) the Income Tax on Capital Gains. What do you think Washington State should do to improve the current...

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Rep. Abbarno to introduce Zack’s Law!

Zachary Lee Rager had jumped several times from the train trestle on the Willapa Hills Trail into the Chehalis River during the summer months. When he did it again on March 23, 2021, the 18-year-old from Centralia didn't realize how cold the water would be at that...

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Payroll Tax? You’re ‘in’ unless you Opt-out!

Beginning January 2022, all Washington workers will pay $0.58 per $100 of their earnings to fund the Long-Term Care Trust Act (LTCTA). This means you will pay $290 per $50,000 of income or $580 per $100,000. There is no limit to how much a worker can contribute to the...

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Best Science Supports Permitting the NWIW Kalama Facility

Representative-Elect Peter Abbarno (R-Centralia) joined a coalition of bipartisan SW Washington officials in calling for the State Department of Ecology and Governor to follow the science and data associated with Northwest Innovation Works' Kalama Manufacturing &...

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Concerns pileup over remote legislative session.

Concerns pileup as the first Washington State remote legislative session approaches. Numerous groups expressed concerns and shared recommendations to legislative leaders in a letter dated January 6, 2021. The legislative session is schedule to begin on Monday, January...

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