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...
E-NEWSLETTER: 17th Legislative District town hall meeting Dec. 9   Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Saturday, Dec. 9, I’m co-hosting a 17th Legislative District town hall meeting with state Reps. Paul Harris and Vicki Kraft. The town hall will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave. in Vancouver. This... Read More...
17th District lawmakers to hold town hall meeting Dec. 9 Residents of the 17th Legislative District will have a chance to learn more about the upcoming 2018 legislative session in Olympia and talk with their legislators by attending a district town hall meeting on Saturday, Dec. 9. The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to... Read More...
‘Fourth-quarter comeback’ for rail bill signed into law today On Thursday, the governor took a different course on freight rail jobs, signing a measure sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, to open Clark County to hundreds and potentially thousands of new rail jobs. The governor previously vetoed a companion version of the bill. “It’s a rare opportunity to get... Read More...
Recognized for Railroad Safety Leadership Recently, I received a Certificate of Recognition from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and Smart Transportation division of the Washington State legislative board. They gave this recognition to me, Sen. Jan Angel, and Sen. Barbara Bailey for our work to support legislation that provides basic safety, oversight, and... Read More...
Washington Student Association’s Legislator of the Year! It is a deep honor to receive the Washington Student Association​’s Legislator of the Year award! They’ve been great partners as we work with students and universities to provide world-class higher education in Washington. Thank you to President Maresa Miranda and the Washington Student Association! Read More...
Wilson revives freight rail jobs bill, Senate passes compromise After the governor vetoed a critical freight rail jobs bill from the House, he found a capable negotiator in Sen. Lynda Wilson to revive it. The vetoed bill was a companion measure to Wilson’s Senate Bill 5517, which passed in the Senate Tuesday with the compromises negotiated with the governor’s... Read More...
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