Senators Braun (L) and Wilson (WA State Senate Republican Caucus)
Senators Braun (L) and Wilson (WA State Senate Republican Caucus)
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The latest national and state inflation data is out now, and it keeps climbing.

WA State GOP Leaders call again for relief for citizens

According to budget reports and information released by State Senators John Braun and Lynda Wilson, who are both Senate minority leaders in Olympia, the state has a "mountain of cash" that keeps growing, according to Braun by way of The Senate Republican Caucus.

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Braun and Wilson released statements that read in part:

 “The governor keeps rejecting any ideas for providing immediate financial relief to most families in the middle. All he will talk about is a 2023 tax credit that will be available only to some with lower incomes. It’s as though he doesn’t understand, or doesn’t care, how people at all levels in our state are being hit by what is now double-digit inflation. This new report shows they have seen their real earnings shrink for 15 consecutive months." (Braun)

Wilson said, via the Senate Republican Caucus information release:

“Our Democratic colleagues don’t seem to realize that significant, direct tax relief – like a temporary suspension of the gas tax, which would let families keep more of their own money – should also be viewed as a ‘targeted investment.’ With prices up more than 10 percent that’s the best investment we could make to help Washington families. Legislators need to act.”  

 Inflation in WA State is way up from one year ago

According to the latest figures, inflation in WA state is up 10.1 percent from one year ago, and a full percentage point from just two months ago. Braun and Wilson also provided this chart, which shows how inflation has outpaced workers' income since early 2021.

Inflation (WA State Senate Republican Caucus)
Inflation (WA State Senate Republican Caucus)
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