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No pay for striking teachers, Sheldon declares OLYMPIA… When teachers go on strike, Washington taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay them for it, says state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch – and he is introducing a bill requiring school districts to dock their paychecks. “I don’t think people realize teachers get paid when they go on strike,” Sheldon said.... Read More...
Senate approves Sheldon orange-paint trespass bill OLYMPIA… A bill giving landowners a new way to mark their property against trespassing has cleared the state Senate, and its sponsor, state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said he hopes it fares better than last year. Senate Bill 5233 gives property owners the right to dispense with the traditional no-trespassing... Read More...
Sheldon bill lets motorcyclists cross the line OLYMPIA… The Washington Senate voted March 5 to let motorcyclists cross the line – in the passing lane, anyway. Senate Bill 5623, sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, cleared the Senate on a 35-14 vote. After major amendments on the Senate floor, it would allow motorcyclists to pass slow-moving... Read More...
Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers OLYMPIA… A bill sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon that reduces legal-defense costs for taxpayers cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee Thursday, its first important hurdle. Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments – the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who... Read More...
Sheldon joins Senate Rules Committee as membership is finalized OLYMPIA… State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, will return to the Senate Rules Committee as part of a deal that finalizes the membership of the quiet-but-powerful panel. Membership of the committee will expand by three, two positions going to Democrats, Sheldon and Andy Billig of Spokane. Also joining the committee is... Read More...
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