Taxes

Sheldon pleased low-income housing tax exemption earns Senate approval Bill promotes economic growth and job opportunities in rural counties Today the state Senate approved a measure that prime sponsor Sen. Tim Sheldon described as “good for economic growth, housing, and the environment.” Senate Bill 6330 would offer an affordable-housing tax exemption to five rural counties. “The idea for this... 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...
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...
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...
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...