‘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...
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...
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!
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...
E-NEWSLETTER: Some good news from Olympia!
Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Tuesday, our first overtime legislative session ended and we’ve already started our second. As I explained in a previous e-newsletter, this is unnecessary and a big disappointment. Our budget negotiators tell me that progress has been made as they’ve met regularly with House negotiators, but...
IN THE NEWS: Daybreak Youth Services opens Brush Prairie facility
Daybreak Youth Services opens Brush Prairie facility It’s a new day for Daybreak Youth Services. The youth treatment organization celebrated the opening of its one-of-a-kind center on Thursday afternoon — nearly two decades after coming to Clark County and moving into what was supposed to be a temporary home on...
Wilson chosen for trade, government accountability committees
After working to increase legislative oversight of government accountability efforts, Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is joining the accountability-focused Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) by appointment of Senate leadership. She also received appointment to the economic growth-centered Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy. “I’ve made a serious effort...
IN THE NEWS: Inslee signs Wilson’s small-business bill
Inslee signs Wilson’s small-business bill Sen. Lynda Wilson, co-owner of DeWils Industries, a kitchen cabinet manufacturing company in Vancouver, has heard from both employees and constituents about the stress a knock on the door from a government official can cause. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1352 into...
Small Business Bill of Rights signed into law
Today, the governor signed the Small Business Bill of Rights, legislation that resulted from a partnership between Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, and Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia. Both sponsored and helped pass identical versions of the bill in the Senate and the House with the House companion bill receiving the final...
Five Wilson bills signed into law
After the conclusion of the regular legislative session, five of Sen. Lynda Wilson’s, R-Vancouver, bills are set to become law. As of today, all of those bills have been signed into law by the governor. “It’s a long road for a bill to become law and I am extremely pleased...