Majority Coalition Caucus

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...
Sheldon bill to protect resources for ‘truly indigent’ passes Senate Today the Senate approved a measure that would help counties reduce unnecessary costs associated with indigent defense, while still upholding a person’s constitutional right to counsel. The bill, introduced by Sen. Tim Sheldon, would put more responsibility on defendants to prove that they don’t have adequate assets to contribute to... 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...
AUDIO: Sen. Tim Sheldon on transportation, budgets and taxes Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and member of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about the bipartisan Senate transportation budget that passed the Senate, as well as the House and Senate operating budget proposals and how they will affect the end of the 2013 legislative session. 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...
AUDIO: Sen. Sheldon on DOT’s choice to lead mega-project review Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, Senate President Pro Tempore and member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about state transportation funding and the Department of Transportation Secretary, Lynn Peterson’s choice to lead a review of three state mega-projects. Read More...
AUDIO: Senator Sheldon talks about bills that survived past cutoff Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, Senate President Pro Tempore and member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about passing the unofficial halfway point of the 2013 legislative session – known as floor cutoff – and reflects on the bills that have survived and those that didn’t. 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...
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