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E-Newsletter: The pandemic and the state budget Hello Friends and Neighbors, There comes a point where legislators who are up for re-election are subject to certain limits on official communications, and it’s now right around the corner – so because I’ll be on the ballot in November, this will be my final e-newsletter until after the general... Read More...
E-Newsletter: A light at the end of the tunnel? Hello Friends and Neighbors, Statistics related to the COVID-19 outbreak in our state are easy to come by from the news media and government websites (our state’s one-stop site is coronavirus.wa.gov), so I won’t focus on them here – except to say that I’m thankful the counts are as low... Read More...
Governor signs Wilson bill to end state tax on menstrual products OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill to end the tax on menstrual products received the governor’s signature today, surviving a round of last-minute vetoes brought on by state government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “This tax reduction will save women in Washington more than 3 million dollars per year,” said Wilson,... Read More...
Governor signs Tiffany Hill Act Law named for Clark County mother offers high-tech help to domestic-violence victims OLYMPIA… The Tiffany Hill Act was signed this afternoon in a ceremony at the Capitol, capping a three-year effort by Sen. Lynda Wilson to give domestic-violence victims access to technology that can help protect them from further abuse.... Read More...
Firearms dealers are ‘essential’ to public safety, governor told VANCOUVER… It’s a mistake for licensed firearms dealers across Washington to be forcibly closed while the governor’s open-ended March 23 stay-at-home order is in place, Sen. Lynda Wilson says. Today she delivered letters to Gov. Jay Inslee from state lawmakers and law-enforcement leaders explaining why convenient access to firearms and... Read More...
Tiffany Hill Act wins final approval from Legislature OLYMPIA… Another unanimous vote by the state Senate this afternoon brought the final approval of the Tiffany Hill Act. Named for the 35-year-old mother of three who was murdered by her estranged husband Nov. 26 in Clark County, the law created by Senate Bill 5149 will promote the real-time electronic... Read More...