Wilson disappointed by partisan decline of 2018 legislative session OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson says the just-concluded legislative session got off to a promising start but ultimately went downhill in a partisan direction, complete with blatant sidestepping of the state constitution on high-profile budget and public-safety legislation. “We agreed on a fix to the Hirst situation pretty quickly, and I... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: All schools should matter when it comes to security Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today we reached another important milestone in the 2018 session – the final day for action on bills from the “opposite house.” That means we have finished voting on bills passed by the House of Representatives, and the House is through voting on Senate bills for... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Still advocating for lower property taxes Dear Friends and Neighbors, A recent visitor asked me about my top legislative priority. That was an easy one: jobs. Good things happen when more people are employed, and the Legislature can do much through tax policy and regulations to preserve jobs and encourage job creation. As a member of... Read More...
E-banner
E-NEWSLETTER: Let’s lower your property taxes! Dear Friends and Neighbors, A debate is under way here at the Capitol about reducing your property taxes. I am hopeful that it will lead to what amounts to a tax rollback. This discussion will probably continue until the closing days of the legislative session. Here is some background to... Read More...
E-banner
E-NEWSLETTER: Major victory! Dear Friends and Neighbors, During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. government came in and confiscated people’s firearms, leaving them helpless to protect themselves.  Chaos ruled the day while emergency services and first responders were stretched thin and unavailable to help. About five years ago, before I... Read More...
Sen. Wilson gives floor speech
Senate passes Wilson’s Mental Health For Heroes Act The state Senate today unanimously passed Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill to help veterans attending a four-year university or college in Washington who are in need of mental-health counseling. Senate Bill 5525 would require each of Washington’s four-year higher education institutions – University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University,... Read More...
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...