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Sheldon elected president pro tempore of state Senate Sheldon elected president pro tempore of state Senate Longtime Democratic lawmaker also excited about new majority taking reins OLYMPIA…Sen. Tim Sheldon was elected Monday by the Senate to serve as president pro tempore, meaning he will preside over the Senate chamber when Lt. Gov. Brad Owen – who doubles as... Read More...
Senate announces bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus Democrats and Republicans in Washington have formed a Majority Coalition Caucus to address budget sustainability, create a thriving economic environment, provide a world-class education system, protect the most vulnerable while prioritizing the needs of middle-class Washingtonians, and to set priorities for state government and hold it accountable. Read More...
Sheldon recommended for president pro tempore, multiple seats OLYMPIA — Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlach, has been recommended by his colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus for the role of Senate president pro tempore — the senator who runs the Senate when the Senate president, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, is unavailable. “I’m honored by my colleagues’ expression of support... Read More...
A message from Sen. Sheldon Due to election-year restrictions on the use of legislative resources, this is the last update I am allowed to make to my web page until after the November election. Although this page cannot be updated until then, that is the only constraint to my serving as your senator. As always,... Read More...
Sheldon voices support for coalition budget Sen. Tim Sheldon, D- Potlach, issued the following statement today regarding his support of a coalition budget proposed by Senate Republicans and three Democratic senators: “Congressman Jack Kennedy once said, in the 1940s when he was first elected to Congress, ‘Sometimes the party asks too much.’ Well, that’s how I’ve... Read More...
Sheldon comments on budget impasse, need for special session OLYMPIA — Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlach, issued the following statement today on the Legislature’s need to return for a special legislative session after failing to pass a budget within the regular 60-day legislative session. “I’m disappointed that we’ll be returning for a special session, especially after 20-plus days in a... Read More...
Sheldon votes to pull fiscally responsible budget to Senate floor Sen. Tim Sheldon, D – Potlatch, issued the following statement today regarding his vote on a parliamentary procedure to pull the governor’s proposed operating budget to the Senate floor: “My votes today and tonight were not partisan votes, they are votes for a responsible budget without accounting tricks or gimmicks.... Read More...
Legislators salute Congressman Norm Dicks OLYMPIA — State senators who worked with Congressman Norm Dicks to represent the people of the Olympic Peninsula and other parts of the 6th Congressional District issued the following statements today on Dicks’ plans to retire: “Congressman Dicks has been a tireless advocate for the people of the Olympic Peninsula... Read More...
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