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MacEwen provides GOP legislative update

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, said House Bill 1788 was the only bill that made it out of committee after Republicans proposed bills about law enforcement.

According to the news release, HB 1788 was part of Republicans Safe Washington Plan, which is a set of bills focused on stopping crime, supporting law enforcement and putting victims first. Of five proposed bills, one made it out of committee.

MacEwen provided an update about the long-term care and payroll tax, citing a vote to delay the program for 18 months.

“As I mentioned in my last update, based on the 2020 actuarial analysis, the program...


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