"Three Republican state lawmakers who represent Pierce County released their plans on Tuesday to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Washington, stressing they want to work with Democrats who control the Legislature.
Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, noted that a recent Crosscut/Elway poll found that voters ranked homelessness as the top issue that lawmakers must address.
'The reality is people are facing housing insecurity. The reality is people are suffering from substance abuse disorder and mental illness. The reality is people are living on our streets and the reality is people are facing unsafe conditions. The people I’m describing are not all homeless, but they are deeply affected by homelessness,' Zeiger said at a press conference."