Senate approves Wilson measure to provide land use predictability People building a home or a development would no longer have the rules changed on them in the middle of a project under a new bill passed in the Senate. The bill sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, would vest building and permit applications to the zoning, environmental and land... Read More...
Wilson bill for Clark County economic development opportunity passes Senate A measure to capitalize on freight rail growth opportunities in Clark County passed the Senate today. Bill sponsor Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, introduced the legislation so local governments can allow freight rail expansion on under-used rural or agricultural lands. “Clark County has a unique opportunity to offer high-demand freight rail... Read More...
Vancouver student serves as page for Sen. Wilson Caleb Sagert, a sophomore at Academy Northwest, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Caleb was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson,... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: If you want to go far, go together Dear Friends and Neighbors, There’s been a lot of news resulting from our work at the Legislature the past few weeks that I’d like to fill you in on. One of the bigger issues affecting our community is the beginning of the process to explore a new I-5 bridge. After all of the... Read More...
Small business ‘bill of rights’ is Wilson’s first Senate bill On Wednesday, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, passed her first Senate bill, establishing a small business “bill of rights.” Wilson began her first term in the Senate planning to make a positive impact for small businesses and made this bill a priority. “As a small business owner, when the government shows... Read More...
Clark County legislators want to formally explore new I-5 bridge options A bipartisan coalition of Clark County legislators has introduced a plan to take a fresh look at constructing a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. Their legislation would formally launch a joint effort by state legislators in Washington and Oregon to reduce traffic congestion, improve highway safety and... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Where do education dollars come from and where do they go? Friends and Neighbors, The biggest issue facing the Legislature this year is addressing the 30-year-old problem of how we fund our schools. Our constitution is crystal clear that providing ample funding for schools is the state’s “paramount duty” and now after 30 years, we have an opportunity to deliver on... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Things just got busier… Dear Friends and Neighbors, Things just keep getting busier here in Olympia! The number of bills I had up for a hearing in committee doubled since last week, so I’ve been hard at work to push these good ideas forward. Please check out the updates below on my work in Olympia... Read More...
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