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Olympia Update

Tax collections are booming, but some in Olympia think record revenues are not enough.

By Sen. Maureen Walsh, Rep. Bill Jenkin and Rep. Skyler Rude

OLYMPIA–As the Washington Legislature settles in at the state Capitol for its 2020 legislative session, the biggest issue we face is Olympia's lack of fiscal restraint.

The voters have told us time and again they don't want an expansion of state government bureaucracy, nor are they interested in higher taxes to pay for it. Our challenge,...