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17th District lawmakers to hold town hall meeting Dec. 9 Residents of the 17th Legislative District will have a chance to learn more about the upcoming 2018 legislative session in Olympia and talk with their legislators by attending a district town hall meeting on Saturday, Dec. 9. The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to... Read More...
‘Fourth-quarter comeback’ for rail bill signed into law today On Thursday, the governor took a different course on freight rail jobs, signing a measure sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, to open Clark County to hundreds and potentially thousands of new rail jobs. The governor previously vetoed a companion version of the bill. “It’s a rare opportunity to get... Read More...
Recognized for Railroad Safety Leadership Recently, I received a Certificate of Recognition from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and Smart Transportation division of the Washington State legislative board. They gave this recognition to me, Sen. Jan Angel, and Sen. Barbara Bailey for our work to support legislation that provides basic safety, oversight, and... Read More...
Washington Student Association’s Legislator of the Year! It is a deep honor to receive the Washington Student Association​’s Legislator of the Year award! They’ve been great partners as we work with students and universities to provide world-class higher education in Washington. Thank you to President Maresa Miranda and the Washington Student Association! Read More...
Wilson revives freight rail jobs bill, Senate passes compromise After the governor vetoed a critical freight rail jobs bill from the House, he found a capable negotiator in Sen. Lynda Wilson to revive it. The vetoed bill was a companion measure to Wilson’s Senate Bill 5517, which passed in the Senate Tuesday with the compromises negotiated with the governor’s... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Some good news from Olympia! Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Tuesday, our first overtime legislative session ended and we’ve already started our second. As I explained in a previous e-newsletter, this is unnecessary and a big disappointment. Our budget negotiators tell me that progress has been made as they’ve met regularly with House negotiators, but... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Daybreak Youth Services opens Brush Prairie facility Daybreak Youth Services opens Brush Prairie facility It’s a new day for Daybreak Youth Services. The youth treatment organization celebrated the opening of its one-of-a-kind center on Thursday afternoon — nearly two decades after coming to Clark County and moving into what was supposed to be a temporary home on... Read More...
Wilson chosen for trade, government accountability committees After working to increase legislative oversight of government accountability efforts, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is joining the accountability-focused Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) by appointment of Senate leadership. She also received appointment to the economic growth-centered Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy. “I’ve made a serious effort... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Inslee signs Wilson’s small-business bill Inslee signs Wilson’s small-business bill Sen. Lynda Wilson, co-owner of DeWils Industries, a kitchen cabinet manufacturing company in Vancouver, has heard from both employees and constituents about the stress a knock on the door from a government official can cause. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1352 into... Read More...
Small Business Bill of Rights signed into law Today, the governor signed the Small Business Bill of Rights, legislation that resulted from a partnership between Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, and Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia. Both sponsored and helped pass identical versions of the bill in the Senate and the House with the House companion bill receiving the final... Read More...
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