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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
NEWS: State tax agency shouldn’t act like new income tax is ‘done deal,’ says Republican budget leader
VANCOUVER… The state Senate’s Republican budget leader questions why state government’s tax collector is continuing to work on a rule for implementing the new state income tax struck down by a Douglas County judge eight months ago. “I can understand why the Democrat legislators who approved the state income tax...
8.6% inflation: Washington families need a tax break – call special session now
Senate Republican budget lead asks “What are we waiting for?” OLYMPIA…The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released May 2022 inflation data today showing Washington is suffering through an annual inflation rate of 8.6 percent, meaning real worker wage growth has failed to keep up with the current record-high inflation...