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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Wilson launches effort to provide ‘Mental Health for Heroes’ With mental health issues on the rise for veterans, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, announced the result of a collaborative effort with two institutions of higher education to provide support for veterans: the Mental Health for Heroes Act. “Those who have given the highest level of service should receive the support... Read More...
Wilson moves to protect exposed military recruiting stations With at least four high-profile attacks on military recruiting facilities in the past decade and active threats in Washington, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is working with military leaders to protect exposed recruiting facilities. “Our military is the primary target for many radical groups and dangerous individuals,” said Wilson. “Recruiting facilities... Read More...
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