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Failure of bathroom bill a blow to personal privacy, Sheldon says OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, acknowledged his disappointment Wednesday at the failure of a bill that would have repealed a state Human Rights Commission rule creating a wide-open bathroom policy statewide. Senate Bill 6443 would have repealed a rule on sex-segregated facilities that permits men to use the... Read More...
Sheldon bill enables motorcyclists to reduce congestion OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, is calling on the House to pass a bill that makes it easier for motorcyclists to get around stalled and slow-moving vehicles, and speed the flow of traffic. Senate Bill 5623, which passed the Senate Friday 34-15, refines an idea Sheldon has been... Read More...
Session ends in ‘victory for the rest of Washington,’ Sheldon says OLYMPIA… Washington lawmakers wrapped up their 2015 legislative session Friday with what state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, calls “a victory for the rest of Washington” – the vast area outside metropolitan Seattle that has not shared in the urban economic boom. All told, lawmakers met for a record 176 days... Read More...
Transportation package funds Belfair bypass, boosts highways statewide, Sheldon says OLYMPIA… A $16 billion transportation package approved by Washington lawmakers Monday evening completes the Belfair bypass in Mason and Kitsap counties, finishes long-delayed road projects, provides needed money for highway maintenance and enacts important reforms, said state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. “Voting for a transportation package is never an easy... Read More...
Sheldon survey reveals deep opposition to big new tax proposals Note: Full results provided below OLYMPIA… As lawmakers returned to the Capitol April 29 for a special session in which proposals to raise taxes are a central issue, a survey from state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, showed the one thing that most unites voters in the 35th Legislative District is... Read More...
Looking ahead to special session, Sheldon says much work to be done OLYMPIA… As Washington lawmakers prepare for a special overtime session, state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said he is proud of what the Legislature has done so far – and hugely disappointed the Legislature failed to get its business done on time. “The only way we can come to agreement on... Read More...
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