State Senator Asks to Stop Legislator Payraise

Olympia, WA – While the Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials solicits public feedback on its proposal to increase state legislator pay, Sen. John Braun sent the panel a letter on Monday urging reconsideration of a nearly 18 percent raise before a final vote. The commission is tasked…


Rainy Day Fund Use Hotly Debated

It could be a contentious day in the state Senate as Democrats plan to dip into the state’s rainy day fund using their simple majority. Ranking minority member on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, John Braun says with a huge surplus, he sees no reason to raid our state’s…