January 13, 2023

E-Newsletter: Session begins, with critical issues to solve

Jan. 13, 2023 Hello Friends and Neighbors, A couple of weeks ago I sent a postcard to households in the “new” 17th Legislative District, to introduce myself and explain how the boundaries of all 49 of Washington’s legislative districts had been changed through a voter-approved process meant to protect equal...
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January 11, 2023

Bipartisan bill to reform antiquated emergency-powers law is likely dead already, days into new session

OLYMPIA… It appears Democrats in the state Senate have already decided to keep protecting the ability of Washington’s governor to unilaterally take control of residents’ lives for an indefinite period. Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, said she was informed yesterday – day two of Washington’s 2023 legislative session – that bipartisan...
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December 14, 2022

STATEMENT: Governor’s budget proposal is a disappointment for Washington families, says Republican budget leader

VANCOUVER… The budget leader for Washington’s Senate Republicans said the 2023-25 operating budget proposal made public today by Gov. Jay Inslee fails to put priority on issues that affect Washington families most. Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, offered this assessment of the $70.4 billion proposal, which will be submitted to the...
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November 18, 2022

Loophole that benefited child-killer needs to be closed, says Clark County senator

VANCOUVER… A 2021 change in state law that will eventually allow a Clark County child-killer to go free instead of spending the rest of his life in prison needs to be undone in 2023, says Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver. “At a time when the statewide annual murder count is at...
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November 18, 2022

STATEMENT: Despite positive revenue forecast, Republican budget chief wary of financial ‘iceberg’ ahead

OLYMPIA… Sen. Lynda Wilson, Republican budget leader, says a projected slowing of state revenue growth combined with record government spending means little chance for inflation relief in 2023 and the possibility of a deficit for the next state budget cycle. The final revenue forecast for 2022 shows an increase of...
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October 31, 2022

STATEMENT: Lawmakers should say ‘no more’ to being shut out during state of emergency

VANCOUVER… With Gov. Jay Inslee’s 975-day COVID state of emergency ending today, state Sen. Lynda Wilson says legislators should commit to completing the reform of Washington’s 1969 emergency-powers law when they meet in 2023. Wilson, R-Vancouver, had introduced bills during each of the past two legislative sessions to address flaws...
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October 25, 2022

NEWS: State tax agency shouldn’t act like new income tax is ‘done deal,’ says Republican budget leader

VANCOUVER… The state Senate’s Republican budget leader questions why state government’s tax collector is continuing to work on a rule for implementing the new state income tax struck down by a Douglas County judge eight months ago. “I can understand why the Democrat legislators who approved the state income tax...
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October 13, 2022

E-Newsletter: Still no tax relief???!!!

Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope the arrival of fall finds you and your loved ones doing alright – or at least getting by. The pandemic and soaring price inflation have been a real one-two punch to families everywhere, especially here in Washington. While other states are providing tax relief...
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September 08, 2022

STATEMENT: End to state of emergency is welcome but long overdue, say Republican leaders

OLYMPIA… Senate Republican Leader John Braun and Sen. Lynda Wilson, author of legislation to reform Washington’s emergency-powers law, offered these reactions to today’s announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee that his COVID state of emergency will end Oct. 31, after 976 days. From Senator Braun, R-Centralia: “The state of emergency could...
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July 28, 2022

E-News: Crime keeps going… UP!

July 2022 Hello Friends and Neighbors, By now you should have received your primary ballot. Don’t forget to fill it out and turn it in on time! There are many important elections to consider, from local (Clark County sheriff) and legislative (all House positions, including our 17th District) to statewide...
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