Budget and Taxes

Warnick fights for better budget, funding for healthcare access On Thursday, the state Senate approved its version of a nearly $60 billion operating budget for the next two years. Crafted by majority Democrats, Senate Bill 5092 was passed along party lines after numerous amendments offered by Senate Republicans failed to be passed, including efforts to curb emergency executive powers... Read More...
Warnick opposes new state income tax, fights for ag-industry exemption In an early-Saturday evening vote, the state Senate Democratic majority approved Senate Bill 5096, which would create a capital gains income tax in Washington state, by a vote of 25-24. State Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, offered an amendment that was not adopted that would have explicitly protected certain agricultural... Read More...
Trade and environmental battles taking their toll on 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake offered this statement in response to REC Silicon’s announcement that it is suspending operations until at least June:   “REC Silicon is a major employer in our community and news of their closure is going to have a significant impact, even though it may be... Read More...
Senate capital budget good for schools, jobs and community says Warnick The state Senate released a bipartisan capital-budget proposal today for 2015-17 which builds over 2,100 classrooms, devotes $60 million to local-government infrastructure projects statewide and maintains and preserves parks and trails. The $3.9 billion plan would fund the construction and maintenance of capital assets across Washington – such as schools... Read More...