Radio Report: House Republicans seek a safer, affordable Washington, tax relief, and more housing options in 2023 legislative session

The 2023 session begins at noon today (Monday) in Olympia. State House Republicans say they hope to pass legislation this year that will make your life much safer and less expensive. John Sattgast reports.

SATTGAST: House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox hopes to find common ground with majority Democrats to make Washington safe from crime, affordable for families, improve student performance, and fix the state’s housing crisis.

WILCOX: “Let’s address the things that we have in common that will solve problems in Washington first.”

SATTGAST: House Republican Budget Leader Drew Stokesbary says an important component toward helping families would be to expand tax relief.

STOKESBARY: “The very first bill introduced in the House this session, House Bill 1000, is sponsored by me. It would double the size of the Working Families Tax Credit and double the level of income that families could earn and still qualify for that credit. Ideas like that are ways we can deliver both tax relief to the people of Washington and also make life a little bit more affordable.

SATTGAST: For the first time in two years, lawmakers will conduct this year’s 105-day session in person on the Capitol campus in Olympia.

John Sattgast, the state Capitol.


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