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February 07, 2024

Wagoner: Property-tax hike most destructive bill this session

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley and a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement today on Senate Democrats’ plan to vote on Senate Bill 5770, which would allow local property taxes to annually grow up at triple the rate now allowed by law. “The proposed increase in local property-tax authority under...
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January 23, 2024

Wagoner: No need to raise property taxes and rents; there is a better way to get needed funds to local governments

Legislative Democrats recently held a hearing on Senate Bill 5770, which would triple the allowable growth rate of property taxes and almost certainly drive record-high rents up even more. While proponents point to the tax proposal as a way to get much-needed funds to local governments, Sen. Keith Wagoner has introduced two bills to accomplish...
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October 19, 2023

VIDEO: Inside Olympia – Examining Washington’s Tax System

TVW Inside Olympia Host Austin Jenkins asks Sen. Keith Wagoner, a co-chair of the bipartisan Tax Structure Work Group, to share his thoughts on the group’s work and Washington’s tax structure. Click here to watch now.
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October 16, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Compass Health Breaks Ground on Intensive Behavioral Health Services Center

By Antoinette Alexander | 425 Business | Oct 16, 2023 Pictured: From left to right: Everett City Councilmember Paula Rhyne, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Compass Health President and CEO Tom Sebastian, Sen. Keith Wagoner, Rep. Julio Cortes, and Compass Health Board Chair Alex de Soto. Compass Health, a provider of behavioral health care, officially broke...
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October 12, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Construction begins on Compass Health’s $68M care facility in Everett

By Sydney Jackson | Everett Herald | Oct. 12, 2023 The next phase of the Everett campus — a 72,000-square-foot facility on Broadway — is expected to serve 1,300 people per year starting in 2025. Compass Health broke ground Thursday on the second phase of its Broadway Campus redevelopment in Everett: a 72,000-square-foot intensive behavioral...
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October 11, 2023

Flag of Israel flies proudly in front of the Washington state Legislative Building in Olympia.

We strongly urge you to demonstrate Washington’s support for the people of Israel by flying their flag at the state Capitol and directing that all Washington state flags be flown at half-staff. The surprise attack by HAMAS on Saturday, Oct. 7 resulted in the largest loss of Jewish lives in a single day since the...
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June 28, 2023

VIDEO: Marysville Superintendent PodCast

A discussion about public schools and education in the state of Washington with Marysville School District Superintendent Dr. Zac Robbins and Washington State Senator Keith Wagoner. Click here to watch now.
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May 15, 2023

On Air: Sen. Keith Wagoner on The Lars Larson Show

Republican Senator Keith Wagoner talks to Lars Larson about legislation that strengthens the hard drug possession law that passed in the state Senate during a special session. Click here to listen now. 
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May 15, 2023

IN THE NEWS: State lawmakers strike deal to ensure drug possession remains a crime

By Jerry Cornfield | Washington State Standard | May 15, 2023 State lawmakers announced an agreement Monday to toughen the penalty for drug possession and expand pathways into treatment and away from jail for those arrested. The deal comes hours before legislators convene a special session and, barring another setback, will erase the threat that...
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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my official legislative website. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the 39th District. I am in awe every day in Olympia that I have been afforded this rare opportunity to serve our beautiful part of the state.

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Our state faces many challenges and while I am guided by a set of principles, I am also committed to working in a bipartisan way to find common sense solutions for our communities. My legislative priorities reflect our diverse district:

  • Looking for innovative solutions to provide safe and affordable housing;
  • Advocating for our veterans;
  • Protecting our 2nd amendment rights;
  • Ensuring access to behavioral and mental health facilities;
  • Working to address the growing opioid epidemic; and
  • Protect private property rights.

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