State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections

January 28, 2022

Long-Term Care Payroll Tax update: kicking the can down the road

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This session, I continue to serve as the Ranking Republican on the Senate’s Business, Financial Services and Trade Committee. This committee primarily focuses on issues relating to insurance, services issues — including the soundness of state banks and credit unions, the regulation of consumer credit and...
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January 14, 2022

2022 Session priorities: emergency powers reform and restoring public safety

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today marks the end of the 1st week of the 60-day 2022 legislative session. Although this is once again a virtual session, I am in Olympia full time for the next 8 weeks and prepared to be your voice in Olympia fighting for your rights and freedoms....
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October 01, 2021

Alert! Long-term care payroll tax exemption now available

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Some of you may remember receiving a newsletter from me earlier this summer regarding the newly formed WA CARES Fund and the payroll tax that comes with it. For more information on this new program, check out my previous newsletter here. As a follow-up, I want to...
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August 20, 2021

Governor’s vaccine mandates restrict our freedoms

Dear Neighbor, With the governor announcing he will require all state and school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, my office has received many emails and phone calls regarding this issue. To keep you updated, I wanted to share some information on these mandates, how he is allowed...
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August 01, 2021

Legislative Democrats’ attempt at police reform puts communities at risk

Special to The Seattle Times By Perry Dozier We all want transparency and accountability from those in positions of authority. I recognize the frustration that led to 2020’s protests and cries for police reform. Community members are right to expect justice and fairness, yet the police reform bills passed during...
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July 14, 2021

Although overdue, Dozier grateful drought emergency declared in eastern Washington

Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, offered the following remarks after Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for the drought in eastern Washington. “The governor has known how harsh this drought in eastern Washington has been for over a month now and should have acted sooner. The United States Department...
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July 08, 2021

New mandated payroll tax coming in 2021!

Dear Neighbor, I have received many calls and emails regarding the upcoming payroll tax that will be implemented next year to fund long-term care. I know many of you have questions and concerns regarding this new tax. I wanted to provide you with background information on this topic and what’s coming...
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April 30, 2021

2021 legislative session ends with massive spending and increased taxes

  Dear Neighbor, My first legislative session in Olympia has come to an end and not a minute too soon! As a new legislator, I can tell you that the past 105 days were not easy – especially participating in a virtual session during a pandemic. As the dust begins...
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April 27, 2021

2021 session recap: More taxes, more climate mandates, emergency powers, and major police reform

The final gavel has dropped, and it’s been a long and often difficult process because of such an unusual year created by COVID 19. We have enjoyed representing and serving the people of the 16 district and we worked hard to represent it the best we could. Although there were...
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