Republicans express hope to media that Democrats’ policies can be fixed in 2022

As lawmakers begin the legislative session this week, Republican leaders spoke to reporters about several majority party policies that they anticipate will be addressed in 2022, including controversial police reforms passed last year, the lack of legislative involvement in states of emergency and an unpopular long-term care program and payroll tax. Republicans also announced the appointment of Sen. Simon Sefzik to fulfill the late Sen. Doug Ericksen’s term and answered questions about education, political speech, tax relief and Gov. Jay Inslee’s State of the State Address, which was held just prior to this meeting with the media. Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Jacquelin Maycumber and Sens. John Braun, Judy Warnick and Chris Gildon met with media members at the event.

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Washington State House Republican Communications