Legislature

Sheldon recognized for work to help small businesses succeed Sen. Tim Sheldon earned the Guardian of Small Business award for his efforts during the 2013-14 biennium to help small businesses succeed. Sheldon has consistently been named a friend of Main Street by the National Federation of Independent Business since 2003. “It’s an honor to be recognized for work that... Read More...
Sheldon votes yes to budget proposal that supports local governments The Senate approved a bipartisan supplemental budget proposal Thursday and Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, explained how the budget would benefit his constituents in the 35th Legislative District: “The approved proposal is a good budget – it’s projected to balance for four years and prioritizes education without raising taxes – and... Read More...
Senate proves bipartisanship can work in Olympia Sen. Sheldon’s op-ed from the May 26, 2013, Kisap Sun: People have low expectations for elected officials. Recent polling from the Pew Research Center shows that 60 percent of Americans don’t trust the government. Unfortunately, as an elected official myself, I don’t blame them. Hyper-partisanship, unwillingness to listen to the other... Read More...
Sheldon applauds bipartisanship of Senate budget writing process Sen. Tim Sheldon voted in favor of the bipartisan Senate budget that passed with much fanfare Friday. Despite being down two legislators during most of a debate that lasted the better part of five hours, Sheldon and his Majority Coalition Caucus colleagues were able to fend off all but a... Read More...
Senator Sheldon on TVW Sen. Tim Sheldon stops by TVW to give his take on the 2013 legislative session and how the newly formed Majority Coalition Caucus has pushed an agenda focused on jobs, education and the budget. Sheldon talks about the new culture change, and how there was a shift in policy making. Read More...
Sheldon’s trespass-notice bill passes Senate Trespassing is now more prevalent than ever. Forestland owners, service people, ranchers, farmers, and private individuals with land have problems with trespassers, many of whom commit theft of metal, hay, equipment, and livestock. Engrossed Senate Bill 5048 would allow property owners to use a more cost-effective approach to warn potential... Read More...
AUDIO: Senator Sheldon on the supreme court’s 2/3rds ruling Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, Senate President Pro Tempore and member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about the recent ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that the will of the people – requiring a 2/3rds majority vote of the Legislature to raise taxes – is unconstitutional. Read More...
AUDIO: Sen. Sheldon serves as Senate President Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, Senate President Pro Tempore and member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about serving as the President of the Senate on Friday during floor action. Read More...
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