March 02, 2018

Legislature completes work on Wilson bill to support domestic-violence victims

OLYMPIA…Sen. Lynda Wilson’s legislation to help domestic-violence victims is on its way to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 5213, which won unanimous support in the Senate in early February, sailed through the House of Representatives Wednesday. Her bill allows a court to award certain fees to limited license legal technicians,...
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February 26, 2018

E-NEWSLETTER: Still advocating for lower property taxes

Dear Friends and Neighbors, A recent visitor asked me about my top legislative priority. That was an easy one: jobs. Good things happen when more people are employed, and the Legislature can do much through tax policy and regulations to preserve jobs and encourage job creation. As a member of...
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February 23, 2018

E-NEWSLETTER: Let’s lower your property taxes!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, A debate is under way here at the Capitol about reducing your property taxes. I am hopeful that it will lead to what amounts to a tax rollback. This discussion will probably continue until the closing days of the legislative session. Here is some background to...
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February 16, 2018

After Highline College lockdown, Wilson calls for Legislature to pass her proposal to protect college campuses

Following news that Highline College in Des Moines was placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports of gunfire on campus, state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, is calling on Democratic leaders in the Senate to bring Senate Bill 6119 forward and pass it this session.  Wilson’s bill gives Washington’s community and...
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February 15, 2018

E-NEWSLETTER: Major victory!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. government came in and confiscated people’s firearms, leaving them helpless to protect themselves.  Chaos ruled the day while emergency services and first responders were stretched thin and unavailable to help. About five years ago, before I...
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February 13, 2018

Senate passes Wilson’s Mental Health For Heroes Act

The state Senate today unanimously passed Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill to help veterans attending a four-year university or college in Washington who are in need of mental-health counseling. Senate Bill 5525 would require each of Washington’s four-year higher education institutions – University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University,...
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February 09, 2018

E-NEWSLETTER: I’ve got good news and bad news…

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Let’s start with the good news… Eight of the nine bills I prime-sponsored this session have survived cutoff, and two of them were unanimously passed by the Senate today. SB 5213 is a “good little bill” that would allow Limited License Legal Technicians to be fairly...
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February 09, 2018

Senate passes Wilson bills that aid domestic-violence victims

The Washington State Senate on Friday unanimously approved two bills prime-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson that aim to help domestic-violence victims. Senate Bill 6292 would use modern advances in technology to allow domestic-violence victims to receive real-time notification when their perpetrators are nearby so they have time to leave or...
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February 02, 2018

E-NEWSLETTER: Hang onto your wallet!

As we approach the midpoint of this short, 60-day legislative session, the full court press for new taxes is about to begin.  You may recall my warning about this in my week one e-newsletter. Earlier this week, Governor Inslee held a press conference where he called upon the Legislature to...
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January 30, 2018

Emily Goheen serves as page for Sen. Lynda Wilson

Sophomore Emily Goheen spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Emily was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2018 legislative session. Emily was sponsored by 17th Legislative District Sen. Lynda Wilson,...
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