June 07, 2019

E-NEWSLETTER: New tax even goes after the ‘Avon Lady’

Hello, Friends and Neighbors! I appreciate that almost 100 people took 90 minutes out of this past Saturday to attend our town hall at WSU Vancouver. We covered a wide range of issues, and it was clear that some in the audience had very different opinions at times – but...
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May 22, 2019

E-NEWSLETTER: So long, Oregonians?

Hello, Friends and Neighbors! My previous newsletter had focused on how this year’s session ended on time (barely) but with a ton of new taxes, most of which were rushed through in the final few days. That was frustrating enough. However, in the few weeks since coming home I’ve had...
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May 02, 2019

E-NEWSLETTER: No overtime, TONS OF TAXES

Hello, Friends and Neighbors! This year’s legislative session ended late Sunday night, literally a few minutes before it would have gone into overtime. It’s great to be back home but disappointing to look at what happened in the final week of the session. While it had become apparent that tax...
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April 30, 2019

In The News: Changes could be coming to WA sales tax exemption for Oregonians (KPTV-TV, Portland)

(KPTV) – If you live in Oregon and you shop in Washington, you could see big changes coming to how the state handles sales tax exemptions. As it currently stands, Oregonians can show their drivers license and fill out a form at the point-of-sale to avoid paying the Washington sales...
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April 29, 2019

In The News: Fluorescent pink new hunter safety option (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Fluorescent pink is now an acceptable safety color for hunters to wear in the field. Earlier this month, the state House of Representatives passed a bill expanding orange clothing requirements for hunters to include fluorescent pink, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release. The state Senate...
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April 29, 2019

In The News: Pink will be as good as orange for Washington hunters (Yakima Herald-Republic)

Fashion choices will expand for Washington hunters this July with a goal of attracting more women. The state’s Mule Deer Foundation Chairwoman, Rachel Voss, said she knows plenty of young women excited about a new law to allow hunters to wear fluorescent pink rather than the traditional orange. Gov. Jay...
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April 28, 2019

Wilson bill on vehicle-license fraud crosses finish line on session’s final day

OLYMPIA…The Legislature today gave final approval to Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill targeting unlawful out-of-state licensing of vehicles by Washington residents. Votes in the House of Representatives yesterday and the Senate today completed a remarkable run for Senate Bill 5362 that saw the legislation come off the sidelines and fly through...
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April 27, 2019

In The News: Pink is the new orange for Washington state hunters (KING-TV, Seattle)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Hunters can now be pretty in pink. Governor Jay Inslee signed ESSB 5148 which expands the clothing requirements for hunters to include fluorescent pink, in addition to traditional orange. Fluorescent pink doesn’t blend in with anything that occurs in nature in a forest or field, so safety...
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April 26, 2019

‘Hunter pink’ law takes effect July 28; good-government bill wins final vote

OLYMPIA… Washington hunters now have a green light to wear blaze-pink safety clothing out in the field later this year. Sen. Lynda Wilson said the change endorsed by lawmakers will take effect July 28, right in time for fall deer, elk, and upland bird modern firearm seasons. The law created...
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April 26, 2019

In The News: Washington approves blaze pink law (goHUNT.com)

This week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed blaze pink into law, which means the Evergreen State joins other states like Colorado, Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota that have already legalized fluorescent pink for hunting. The bill modifies the current regulation that requires a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent...
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