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The Elephant in the Dome

The official podcast of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.

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The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: New laws on police pursuits, parental rights, income taxes go into effect
New laws are going into effect that impact police pursuits, parental rights, and income taxes in Washington. The legislature passed three initiatives related to those issues. Senators Mike Padden, Shelly Short, and Matt Boehnke talk about them.   The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: New laws on police pursuits, parental rights, income taxes go into effect appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
08:46 6/5/24
The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Sen. Mike Padden on increase in fatal car wrecks
Washington is grappling with a surge in deadly and serious injury car crashes. The Traffic Safety Commission says Washington hit a 33-year high in traffic deaths. Nearly half of those deaths involved drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol. The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Sen. Mike Padden on increase in fatal car wrecks appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
05:15 5/30/24
The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Republicans applaud Center For Behavioral Health and Learning opening
Republican senators applaud the opening of the center, stressing its importance amid the opioid crisis. Senator Lynda Wilson highlights the need for both treatment and accountability. The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Republicans applaud Center For Behavioral Health and Learning opening appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
07:48 5/16/24
The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: What’s important to Senate Republicans?
What makes Senate Republicans tick? How do they come up with their priorities? What are they doing to tackle those priorities? Sen. John Braun talks public safety, affordability, education, and abortion in this episode of the Elephant in the Dome Podcast. The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: What’s important to Senate Republicans? appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
12:19 5/2/24
The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Will the last one on the farm please close the gate?
A recent Seattle Times Op-Ed asks: Washington is losing farms and food-producing land – does anyone care? Senator Ron Muzzall, a farmer, and the ranking Republican on the Senate Ag Committee explains why people should care. The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Will the last one on the farm please close the gate? appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
20:35 4/25/24
The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Antisemitic rhetoric from teacher, and during dangerous illegal protest, Braun reacts
A Seattle teacher makes blatantly antisemitic comments. An illegal antisemitic protest blocks airport access. What’s going on? Senate Republican Leader John Braun joins host Tracy Ellis. The post The Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Antisemitic rhetoric from teacher, and during dangerous illegal protest, Braun reacts appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
12:57 4/18/24
Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Inslee signs Democrat bill to transition largest utility away from natural gas – Gildon breaks down implications
Governor Inslee signed a Democrat bill that he says creates the roadmap and tools for Puget Sound Energy to get out of the natural gas business. What does that mean? Senator Chris Gildon provides a comprehensive explanation of this controversial new law. The post Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Inslee signs Democrat bill to transition largest utility away from natural gas – Gildon breaks down implications appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
16:13 4/11/24
Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Senator Mike Padden will not seek reelection to the state Senate
After four decades of public service, state Senator Mike Padden is calling it a career. The Spokane Valley Republican will not seek reelection to the Senate. The post Elephant in the Dome Podcast: Senator Mike Padden will not seek reelection to the state Senate appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
07:57 4/4/24
Elephant in the Dome Podcast: A look back at the Legislative Session and a senator says goodbye
Senate Republican Leader John Braun says the three new laws on police pursuits, parental rights and income taxes that came from the citizens of the state highlight the session. He also talks about tax increase proposals, homelessness and rent control. Senator Lynda Wilson announced that she would not be returning to the Senate after ten […] The post Elephant in the Dome Podcast: A look back at the Legislative Session and a senator says goodbye appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
06:58 3/22/24
Elephant in the Dome Podcast: The natural gas ban – HB 1589 – selling out Washington families for corporate interests
Democrats in the state Legislature passed a bill requested by Puget Sound Energy that insulates PSE from paying for state-mandated carbon-reduction goals by cutting off gas natural service to its customers. Listen to what Republican Senators John Braun, Chris Gildon, Drew MacEwen, Perry Dozier, Shelly Short and Matt Boehnke have to say about it. The post Elephant in the Dome Podcast: The natural gas ban – HB 1589 – selling out Washington families for corporate interests appeared first on Senate Republican Caucus.
06:38 3/15/24