Wilson seeks legislative approval on emergency orders Sen. Lynda Wilson, offered this statement on legislation she pre-filed requiring all gubernatorial emergency orders to be approved by the legislature after thirty days. “As the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the health and well-being of men, women and children across our state over the past ten months, constituents from every... Read More...
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,... Read More...
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... Read More...
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... Read More...
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,... Read More...
Governor signs Tiffany Hill Act Law named for Clark County mother offers high-tech help to domestic-violence victims OLYMPIA… The Tiffany Hill Act was signed this afternoon in a ceremony at the Capitol, capping a three-year effort by Sen. Lynda Wilson to give domestic-violence victims access to technology that can help protect them from further abuse.... Read More...