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AUDIO: Tim Sheldon on the bipartisan Senate operating budget Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and member of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about the proposed bipartisan Senate operating budget which passed the body on Friday, as well as his participation in a legislative shooting event at Evergreen Sportsmen’s Club. Read More...
Sheldon worries governor’s budget relies too much on new taxes  35th District lawmaker doesn’t think rural communities can afford them Today the governor released his proposed budget for the 2013-15 biennium, which included an additional $1.4 billion in new taxes over the next two years. “Our local communities are just starting to come out of the recession, and simply put,... 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...
Sheldon applauds bipartisan efforts of Senate as cutoff arrives Today marked the final day of the 2013 legislative session for the Senate to pass bills originating from its Rules Committee, and Sen. Tim Sheldon was amazed by the level of bipartisanship on all of the bills that reached the Senate chamber for a vote. “In my twenty-two years as... 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...
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...
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