E-Newsletter: What are you thinking? Jan. 21, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, This past week’s e-news mentioned how our 2022 session is limited to 60 days. The pace of a “short” session like this is faster, understandably, because the deadlines for acting on legislation come up sooner. The first of these “cutoff” dates is less... Read More...
E-Newsletter: RE: public safety, affordability and trust Jan. 14, 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope this finds you and your family well. The first week of our 2022 session ends today. Being that it’s an even-numbered year, this is a 60-day “short” session; the shorter length (compared to the 105 days allotted by the constitution in... Read More...
Wilson bill to ‘free the parks’ receives public hearing Session’s first week brings action on two proposals from 17th District senator OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson says the state should stop charging people to park at Washington’s state parks and other public lands. Her Senate Bill 5608 would eliminate the annual $30 Discover Pass and the $10 single-day fee charged... Read More...
E-Newsletter: Will the state of emergency ever end? Nov. 10, 2021 Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope this finds you and your family well. It was good to see people from our legislative district take part in the recent Tax Structure Work Group meeting for our corner of the state. I had hoped there would be discussion about... Read More...
Wilson’s plan for property-tax relief gets boost from latest revenue forecast VANCOUVER… Despite the ongoing pandemic, Washington state government’s third-quarter revenue forecast indicates a gain of $927 million for the current two-year budget cycle and $931 million for the 2023-25 cycle. The forecast was adopted today by the state Economic Revenue and Forecast Council. When coupled with the increase projected in... Read More...