February 05, 2021

E-Newsletter: Fairness for Clark County!

Hello Friends and Neighbors, My office recently received a voice mail from a constituent asking that I schedule a particular bill for a public hearing. It was a friendly and heartfelt message, but I couldn’t honor the request – because only the chairs of committees get to make that decision,...
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January 22, 2021

E-Newsletter: When is ‘quiet’ not a good thing?

It was quiet at the Capitol this week, including on Inauguration Day. That was the same day as the Senate committee hearing on Senate Bill 5114, the bipartisan “safely reopen Washington” bill I’m co-sponsoring. The calm was not necessarily a good thing, however, and here’s why. One day in 2019,...
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January 15, 2021

E-Newsletter: 2021 session begins… and it looks very different

January 15, 2021 Hello Friends and Neighbors, I’m glad to be able to report to you again about actions taking place at the state Capitol. Let’s catch up on a couple of important changes that happened ahead of the 2021 legislative session, which started Monday, then I’ll touch on some...
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December 08, 2020

Wilson becomes Republican leader on Senate budget committee

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson has been tapped to serve as lead Republican on the Senate Ways and Means Committee for the next two years. She succeeds Sen. John Braun, who became Senate Republican leader last week, and is the first female budget leader for the Senate Republican Caucus. Wilson, R-Vancouver,...
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May 08, 2020

E-Newsletter: The pandemic and the state budget

Hello Friends and Neighbors, There comes a point where legislators who are up for re-election are subject to certain limits on official communications, and it’s now right around the corner – so because I’ll be on the ballot in November, this will be my final e-newsletter until after the general...
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May 07, 2020

STATEMENT: Republican senators disappointed by abrupt end to business-recovery task force

OLYMPIA…Sen. Lynda Wilson and Sen. John Braun made this comment today after Gov. Jay Inslee’s office abruptly disbanded the Business Recovery Legislative Task Force after only five meetings since April 17. The group comprised two legislators from each of the Legislature’s four caucuses. “The sudden demise of the Legislative Task...
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May 05, 2020

E-Newsletter: A light at the end of the tunnel?

Hello Friends and Neighbors, Statistics related to the COVID-19 outbreak in our state are easy to come by from the news media and government websites (our state’s one-stop site is coronavirus.wa.gov), so I won’t focus on them here – except to say that I’m thankful the counts are as low...
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April 21, 2020

Letter to Governor Inslee, April 17, 2020 — Put priority on testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Letter to Governor — Priority on testing for antibodies — April 17, 2020
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April 03, 2020

Governor signs Wilson bill to end state tax on menstrual products

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill to end the tax on menstrual products received the governor’s signature today, surviving a round of last-minute vetoes brought on by state government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “This tax reduction will save women in Washington more than 3 million dollars per year,” said Wilson,...
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April 03, 2020

On the Air: Lawmakers, sheriffs push to have gun shops deemed “essential” under stay-home order

KOMO-TV, Seattle OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee’s office says gun shops and gun ranges are not essential businesses under his ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, which was extended Thursday to May. But some gun shops and ranges are still open for business… State Sen. Lynda Wilson is one of...
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