Operating Budget

April 23, 2023

Legislators support historic capital investments in District 13 infrastructure

The state Legislature approved Saturday the state’s capital construction budget for the 2023-25 budget cycle. The 13th District legislators voted for the budget that will fund critical community projects, including valuable historic preservation, school construction and other infrastructure needs for communities in the region. Working collaboratively, Senator Judy Warnick and...
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April 13, 2023

Warnick rejects last-minute Democrat property tax-hike plan

The House and Senate have unveiled their respective operating budget proposals that, while increasing state spending, didn’t rely on new taxes. Democratic leaders in the House had hinted at raising the state’s real estate excise tax as part of their efforts to fund affordable housing. That proposal, House Bill 1628,...
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April 24, 2021

13th District lawmakers support strong state capital investments

With just one day left in the 2021 legislative session, 13th District legislators gave their approval to a new two-year spending plan for capital projects around the state. Sen. Judy Warnick and Representatives Tom Dent and Alex Ybarra worked together to garner nearly $10 million in critical community projects for...
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April 02, 2021

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...
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March 06, 2021

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...
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March 07, 2017

The more money in taxpayers pockets, the better’ says Warnick after attempt to ban state income tax

The state Senate’s Democrat minority today blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban a tax on individual incomes. All 25 members of the Senate majority supported the measure, joined by two members of the Senate’s Democrat minority.  However, Senate Joint Resolution 8204 required a two-thirds majority to pass, or...
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March 30, 2016

Warnick supports supplemental budget

Late Tuesday the Legislature approved a supplemental budget after negotiations dragged on into a special session. Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, voted in favor of the bipartisan proposal that makes minor adjustments to the state’s two-year operating budget approved last year. “I spent considerable time at the negotiating table to...
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February 24, 2016

Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – February 24, 2016

Update from Olympia – February 24, 2016 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, With just a few weeks left in the 2016 legislative session, our Senate majority continues to build on the results we achieved in 2015 while pushing for increased transparency and accountability in state government. I have been fortunate to...
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February 08, 2016

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...
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