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E-NEWSLETTER: Why all the tax proposals? Hello, Friends and Neighbors! As of yesterday, the 105-day legislative session had crossed the halfway mark. We’re at the point where the Senate is choosing which of its bills to send over to the House of Representatives, and vice versa. We do that through what are called “floor votes,” which... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Survey says… Hello, Friends and Neighbors! Of the nine bills I’ve introduced this year, seven were still alive when the first deadline of the 2019 session arrived with the close of business today. Those include two already passed unanimously by the full Senate. I’m hoping to see votes on the remaining five... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: An uprising at the Capitol Hello, Friends and Neighbors! Today is Day 26 at the Capitol, meaning we are one-fourth of the way through our 105-day session. We’re also two weeks from the first deadline of the session, which is the “cutoff” for Senate policy committees to take action on Senate bills. It’s been a... Read More...
Wilson bill on vehicle-license fraud set for committee hearing Wednesday OLYMPIA…Sen. Lynda Wilson’s legislation to address the unlawful out-of-state licensing of vehicles by Washington residents will come before the Senate Transportation Committee at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Senate Bill 5362 would allow a one-time deferred prosecution as an incentive for vehicle owners to comply with state law, and give officers a... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Targeting the ‘pink tax’ Hello, Friends and Neighbors! I’ll start by thanking the hundreds who have already completed my survey about replacing the I-5 bridge over the Columbia. If you haven’t done so yet, please click on this link and have a look at the questions, which will help me get a sense of... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 2019 session begins! What do you think? Hello, Friends and Neighbors! It’s one week down and 14 weeks to go in the new legislative session. The state Senate and House of Representatives were called to order at noon Monday. Our 2018 session had ended more than 10 months ago, so it was nice to see familiar faces... Read More...
In the News: Tracking the Course (The Reflector) Local lawmakers who believe deregulation along Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is key to new economic possibilities hop onboard to observe locations first hand Two local lawmakers got a chance to be a train engineer during an Aug. 8 excursion on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad where the economic opportunities along the short... Read More...