Rep. Travis Couture blasts budget passed by House Democrats

Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, says majority Democrats continue to prioritize criminals over public safety in bills they’ve passed in 2024, and in the supplemental operating budget they passed in the House. He was speaking in favor of a budget amendment from Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, that would have spent $800 million on grants for law enforcement staffing, funding to detect and remediate fentanyl and meth contamination on public transit, and one-time funding to address encampments. Couture pointed to the rise of violent crime, property crime and drug use, addiction, and overdose in Washington state as evidence the Democrats soft on crime plan is not working.


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