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Gildon introduces legislation to reinstate 21-gun salute on Capitol Campus Gildon introduces legislation to reinstate 21-gun salute on Capitol Campus
Sen. Chris Gildon will be sponsoring a bill to restore the military tradition of the 21-gun salute during the 2022 legislative session. Gildon, R-Puyallup, is sponsoring this bill after a 21-gun salute was not permitted during the 71st Korean War anniversary ceremony on the Washington state Capitol Campus earlier this...
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Long Term Care payroll tax exemption form now available
Long Term Care payroll tax exemption form now available
Dear Neighbor, You may remember receiving a newsletter and video from me earlier this summer regarding the newly created Long Term Care payroll tax. In those messages, I noted that you would be able to apply for an exemption to the tax. Beginning today, October 1, 2021, those with a qualified plan may apply...
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Lawmakers send bipartisan letter to governor asking for a long-term care payroll tax delay
Lawmakers send bipartisan letter to governor asking for a long-term care payroll tax delay
Senator Gildon joins a bipartisan group of legislators calling on Governor Inslee to delay implementation of the long-term care payroll tax. This delay will allow legislators time to address some of the key issues such as better defining the opt-out process, determine whether veteran’s benefits qualify for an exemption, and...
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Senate report sounds alarm about effort to empty prisons, return felons to the street
Senate report sounds alarm about effort to empty prisons, return felons to the street
Click here to read full report With goal of ‘reducing incarceration,’ governor and Legislature create new public safety risks As if new restrictions on law enforcement weren’t enough, an effort by Washington lawmakers to empty prison cells and return convicted felons to the street is creating new public safety risks...
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