Would you like a chance to speak to a local lawmaker before the Washington State legislative session starts? Your chance comes Tuesday. With the legislative session set to start on January 9 in Olympia lawmakers are collecting concerns from state residents to take to Olympia. Many people are concerned about crime and want more officers fighting crime on city streets.

Republicans are determined to change reform laws

Many republicans say they plan to tackle some of the police reform laws that tied officers hands in 2022.
But maybe crime isn't on the top of your list of what you'd like to see lawmakers handle in the upcoming legislative session.

Will assault weapons be banned in the upcoming session?

The governor and democrats want major legislation to ban assault weapons in the state. The Alliance for Gun Responsibility is pushing the ban saying it's the top agenda item for the session. If you're concerned about gun rights and the increase in crime you might want to take your concerns to the internet tonight and speak with local lawmakers. Lawmakers will also be dealing with the state budget, homelessness, housing and a growing gas tax.

You'll need to preregister so check the link

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker and Senator Curtis King are holding the online listening tour from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Bring your questions and concerns and check the link for the Zoom session. You'll need to pre-register here https://leg-wa-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7bAtiptSRpSPxFAdDFVWPg

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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