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Virtual Conversation: Recapping the 2021 Session: Legislative Republicans

The Washington State Wire will host a virtual conversation Tuesday, May 18 at 3:30 PM with Republican legislative leaders on the 2021 legislative session.

While Democrats had a strong session, there were several historic pieces of bipartisan legislation – such as the Working Families Tax Exemption and overtime protections for farmworkers – that Republicans played a leading role in crafting. To do that, Republican leaders said they focused on building “philosophical majorities across the aisle.” They think the path to wining back the majority runs through the suburbs, where they plan to message around family wage jobs, education funding and a sustainable budget.

Joining the conversation will be Sen. John Braun (Senate Republican Leader, Washington State Senate), Rep. J.T. Wilcox, (House Republican Leader, Washington State House of Representatives), Sen. Shelly Short (Republican Floor Leader, Washington State Senate) Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (Republican Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives).

In this virtual conversation with members of Republican leadership, we will recap what happened during the session from the perspective of the minority and what they will be focused on during the interim.

If you would like to submit a question for the panelists, email it to

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