Property Crime

Property crime is a huge problem in our area. I am working with a combination of agencies to follow through on a plan I have to greatly reduce these rates which will help lower home owner’s insurance and losses to the number one asset for most Americans- their home.

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Stop Crime on Pot Dispensaries. Dissolve the black market.

In order to have legal pot, we had to have high levels of transparency. In WA state, our transparency is so high, we are providing enough public information that robbers almost have the key to the candy store. The problem is SO bad, that the WA State Patrol now has a 10-man unit whose sole purpose is this type of …

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Bring WA Money Home! Reduce the bottle tax on liquor.

Since we closed WA State liquor stores and gave the resale to retailers, we have lost 10s of millions of dollars in revenue over our borders. WA state has the highest liquor tax in the nation and it is driving consumers to take their business elsewhere. We need to find the “Magic Number” for how much we can lower the …

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Bottle Tax Exemption for Service Industry

Our service industry has been hit hard. The bottle tax on a case of 12 is $24. Although this will decrease revenue, it is an investment in jobs, businesses and the vendors that serve these industries as well as their landlords and will SAVE Washington money in the end. If more restaurants and bars close, we will have boarded up …

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Focus on Fostercare

Currently we have an 18% deficit in available homes and the counselors who help families that are struggling are not being compensated for travel. If we do not step up in a real way, not only does this affect the quality of life for our young ones, but it also ends up costing MORE money. Currently, kids are staying in …

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B&O Tax Fairness

My plan is to propose two changes to our current B&O tax system to further growth, encourage new business and help give new small businesses a BIG start.   #1: ┬áTax brackets for businesses. Small businesses pay the same rate as large businesses in the same industry. Larger corporations typically have less overhead and better buying power which results in …

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Income Tax Equality

Washington state is 50th in tax equality. Dead last. Although Washington has a balanced budget, the majority of the burden for paying the expenses in our state is falling on those who earn the least. So dramatic is the difference, that the poorest among us are paying SIX times as much! The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a …

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No More Untested Rape Kits

We have almost 5,000 untested rape kits in WA State. Washington needs to get rapists off the street by fast tracking untested rape kits in our state. The Legislature has done a lot in recent years, but there is still vital information sitting on shelves that can help capture violent criminals and this needs to be a budgetary PRIORITY to …

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Women’s & Family Rights

Resources, crime prevention and education for our most vulnerable   “The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth.” ~ Jimmy Carter   Washington has a decent record of meeting the needs of women and families, but we can do better. Often times, when we neglect to put enough funds to get …

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Liberty & Security

Seeking the balance There will never be a medium in which everyone will be happy. The issues of safety and security are not limited to our defense of nation, but extend to defense of self and our rights as a whole. If your liberty is being abused, you are also, in most cases, less secure. The Constitutional foundation established with …

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