Recent changes to state law driven by the efforts to defund police have gutted law enforcement’s ability to do their job. The result has been increased crime and unsafe neighborhoods. We need to fully fund law enforcement and emergency services to keep our neighborhoods safe, homes secure and allow our kids to get to school safely.
Pass laws that hold criminals accountable for what they do.
FIX OUR BROKEN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
The state has changed the priorities for spending our transportation dollars away from relieving congestion. Instead, the politicians are wasting money on things that do not help reduce traffic congestion or transport goods and services quickly. We need to get back to spending transportation dollars on moving people and products from point A to point B.
Sound Transit is wasting our money while claiming they are running a cost-efficient service when they clearly are not. We need to hold Sound Transit accountable for the $54 billion dollar car tab increases, property tax and sales tax increases. With drugs and other crimes commonplace on public transportation, it makes it an unsafe way for the average commuter to get to where they need to.
HELPING WITH HIGH GAS PRICES AND GROCERY COSTS
Gas is expensive all over the country. Here in Washington state, it’s nearly a dollar a gallon higher than the national average because Olympia keeps adding unnecessary taxes. Fuel costs are driving up the cost of delivering essential food and supplies. Next spring another increase will go into effect unless we repeal the legislation that created it. We need to roll back the gas tax increases to help with balancing the family budget.
Developing a diverse energy production strategy to keep costs low and is essential so that consumers have choices.
GET SERIOUS ABOUT SCHOOLS
The state mishandled our schools during and after the pandemic. The result is students were denied the best education we could give them, and we lost two years of learning. This begins with holding the education bureaucracy in Olympia accountable for student success.
Once our students graduate high school, we should allow more flexibility to make it easier to transfer from community colleges into other higher education institutions.