E-NEWSLETTER: I’ve got good news and bad news… Dear Friends and Neighbors, Let’s start with the good news… Eight of the nine bills I prime-sponsored this session have survived cutoff, and two of them were unanimously passed by the Senate today. SB 5213 is a “good little bill” that would allow Limited License Legal Technicians to be fairly... Read More...
Sen. Wilson gives floor speech
Senate passes Wilson bills that aid domestic-violence victims The Washington State Senate on Friday unanimously approved two bills prime-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson that aim to help domestic-violence victims. Senate Bill 6292 would use modern advances in technology to allow domestic-violence victims to receive real-time notification when their perpetrators are nearby so they have time to leave or... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Hang onto your wallet! As we approach the midpoint of this short, 60-day legislative session, the full court press for new taxes is about to begin.  You may recall my warning about this in my week one e-newsletter. Earlier this week, Governor Inslee held a press conference where he called upon the Legislature to... Read More...
Emily Goheen serves as page for Sen. Lynda Wilson Sophomore Emily Goheen spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Emily was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2018 legislative session. Emily was sponsored by 17th Legislative District Sen. Lynda Wilson,... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Busy much? Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today marks the end of what has been the busiest week of session so far for me, with committee meetings, hearings on some of my bills, evening floor sessions, and many constituent appointments. We will continue to hold hearings on Senate policy bills over the next... Read More...
Sen. Wilson testifies on SB 6293
Wilson measure targets vehicle-license fraud in Clark County Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, has introduced legislation to tackle the pervasive vehicle-license fraud problem in Clark County. The Washington State Patrol estimates there are over 20,000 vehicles in Clark County alone that are illegally licensed in Oregon or other states, causing the state to lose out on over $16 million... Read More...
Sen. Wilson testifies on SB 6292.
Senate panel considers Wilson bill seeking to protect domestic-violence victims A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson that would enhance protections for domestic-violence victims received a public hearing Tuesday in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Wilson, a member of the committee, testified that Senate Bill 6292 would allow domestic-violence victims to receive real-time notification when their perpetrators are nearby... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Two down, seven to go… Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now wrapping up the second week of this short session.  We started the week with packed hearings in the Law and Justice Committee on several firearms related bills that have generated quite a bit of controversy.  I’ve received and responded to nearly 3,000 e-mails... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: 2018 session, Week 1 Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m back in Olympia for the 2018 Legislative Session.  The 60-day session began this Monday at a breakneck pace. Just one day into the session, and the Senate’s new Democratic majority’s first official action was to repeal the 2/3 vote requirement for tax increases. I hate... Read More...
Area legislators welcome WSDOT inventory of bridge intel Efforts to replace the outmoded I-5 bridge spanning the Columbia River took a key step forward last week when the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released a comprehensive inventory of bridge data. WSDOT was directed to conduct an inventory of existing data from previous efforts to replace the bridge as... Read More...
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