Health & Long-term Care
Legislative video – 2022 session priorities
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...
Vaccine mandate will have far reaching repercussions
Dear Neighbor, Just recently, my father came for a visit from New Mexico and I took him on a tour of the Capitol Building in Olympia. I found the tour guide’s explanation of how the building was designed especially profound. The main floor houses state-wide elected officials such as the...
Legislative video – WA CARES Fund
I recently shared background on the WA Cares Fund and the payroll tax that comes along with it. Watch my video above to learn about some of the questions I’ve been receiving and what you need to know before this program is implemented!
Gildon refutes statements made at governor’s news conference
Senator Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee’s claims today that he shared misinformation regarding Pierce County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “The facts don’t lie. The data I shared came from the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) website. It clearly shows that Pierce County has been...
2021 Legislative session: good, controversial and interesting bills
We’ve made it to cutoff! It’s hard to believe that we’re one-third of the way through this year’s legislative session. While things definitely look different in 2021, the legislative process is still the same and this Monday was the policy “cutoff.” This means all Senate bills that are policy-related and...
Rep. Gildon recaps the 2020 legislative session, including coronavirus assistance efforts in post session newsletter
Rep. Chris Gildon joins with other 25th District lawmakers to recap some of the big news from the 2020 legislative session, including important budget information and helpful coronavirus (VOVID-19) resources.
Coronavirus update: Let’s get Washington back to work safely
I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I’d like to begin by saying thanks to all those who are working to keep our society running. Health care providers, grocery store workers, truckers, law enforcement and first responders among so many others are truly heroes in this battle. I’d also...
Governor Inslee signs Rep. Gildon’s prescription medication bill into law
A bill from Rep. Chris Gildon that will limit the maximum amount a person will pay for prescription medication at the point of sale will soon be Washington state law. Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2464 today, in Olympia. This new law will protect patients from excess costs of...