March 07, 2024

Senators mystified by cut in drug task force funding; lawmakers approve other Republican fentanyl proposals

OLYMPIA… Two Republican bills addressing Washington’s fentanyl crisis are headed to the governor’s office for final consideration, but senators say they are surprised by a cutback in this year’s budget for local law enforcement drug task forces. Senate Republicans offered proposals this year to combat the spread of deadly fentanyl...
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March 06, 2024

Sen. Lynda Wilson to leave Legislature after 10 years

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson announced today that she will not seek another term in the Legislature. Wilson, R-Vancouver, was elected to the Senate in 2016 after a term in the House of Representatives. She won a second term in 2020 but will not be a candidate for the 17th District...
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January 24, 2024

Passage of Wilson bill leads off Senate fight against fentanyl

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson’s effort to protect children from being harmed by fentanyl exposure has sailed through the state Senate for a second straight year. Senate Bill 5010 is one of two Wilson bills passed today, as senators near the one-third mark of the 60-day legislative session. It would expand...
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October 04, 2023

On the Air: Discussing my pro-children, anti-fentanyl legislation on The Lars Larson Show

  10/4/2023… Sen. Lynda Wilson talks to Lars Larson about her bill that would toughen up the law on endangerment with dangerous drugs like fentanyl. Putting a child at risk with these drugs could result in a felony charge under the legislation. Click here to listen.
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July 15, 2023

E-News: Nation’s highest gas prices, new tax on workers make WA affordability crisis worse

July 15, 2023 Hello Friends and Neighbors, Like many of you, my husband Tracy and I have friends and family in other states, which is why we were in the Idaho panhandle for the Fourth of July. Having seen gas prices climb steadily in our state all year long, it...
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March 20, 2023

STATEMENT: Drop in state revenue forecast highlights need for cautious approach in new state budget

OLYMPIA… State government’s first revenue forecast for 2023 shows a drop of more than a billion dollars over the next four-year budget outlook, and Sen. Lynda Wilson, Republican budget leader, says the decline should serve as a reality check for legislative budget writers about to unveil spending proposals for 2023-25....
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March 11, 2023

E-News: Pursuit-reform bill passes in Senate… but we can do better

March 11, 2023 Hello Friends and Neighbors, All session long, I and other Senate Republicans have made the police-pursuit issue one of our public-safety priorities. I co-sponsored not one but two bills that would reform Washington’s law on pursuits, to make it less criminal-friendly. Why, then, did I vote against...
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January 27, 2023

E-Newsletter: Income-tax supporters want justices to make rush decision

Jan. 27, 2023 Hello Friends and Neighbors, Week three of our legislative session saw the first real votes by the full Senate. By “real” I mean policy legislation, not the housekeeping sort of measures that set the rules and the deadlines for committee and floor action on bills. I’m a...
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January 19, 2023

STATEMENT: Republican budget leader pans Democrats’ ‘wealth tax’ proposal

OLYMPIA… The budget leader for the state’s Senate Republicans isn’t buying the idea that Washington needs to slap another tax on residents who are financially successful. Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, offered these remarks about the so-called “wealth tax” proposed today by Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives: “On...
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January 13, 2023

E-Newsletter: Session begins, with critical issues to solve

Jan. 13, 2023 Hello Friends and Neighbors, A couple of weeks ago I sent a postcard to households in the “new” 17th Legislative District, to introduce myself and explain how the boundaries of all 49 of Washington’s legislative districts had been changed through a voter-approved process meant to protect equal...
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