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February 10, 2023

Legislative Video: Pierce County tiny home village project

Welcome to my legislative video update! Today I’m joined by Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Pierce County Councilmember Paul Hererra as we talk about a tiny home village project plan to house homeless individuals in PIerce County. Our goal is to model this village after a program near Austin,...
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September 16, 2022

Emergency powers update and credit score impact on insurance rates

Dear neighbor, There is good news! For over two years now, you have heard me talk about the need to bring a balance back to our state government by addressing the governor’s emergency powers. I have received input from so many of you on this topic and know that this...
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July 20, 2022

Gildon appalled by report on increased crime by Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

  Senator Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement after today’s release of the annual Crime in Washington report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. “The facts don’t lie. Washington and Pierce County are seeing an unparalleled rise in crime that doesn’t show signs of slowing. Since...
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March 04, 2022

Sen. Chris Gildon’s 2022 Transportation update

Welcome to my legislative video update! Today I’d like to share a brief update on the transportation budget and some of the projects affecting our community. Enjoy! 
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January 20, 2022

Legislative video – 2022 session priorities

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January 13, 2022

State of our state: what legislators must accomplish this year

Fast start to 2022 Dear Neighbor, As we enter 2022, I want to send my best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy new year. With the new legislative session beginning this past Monday, it was my hope that this year would be different from the...
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October 01, 2021

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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September 22, 2021

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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September 15, 2021

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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