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...
In the News: Crusading to save fish runs from sea lions Published in the Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake; click here to link directly to the newspaper website Moses Lake man crusading to save fish runs from sea lions June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | By Richard Byrd MOSES LAKE — With 55 years of experience fishing the Columbia River... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Students, salmon, and support for state constitution Dear Friends and Neighbors, Let me start by thanking the dozens of people who attended our town-hall meeting earlier this spring. We covered a broad range of issues, and the questions and comments from constituents were very informative. Considering the level of partisanship I’d seen at the Capitol during this... Read More...