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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...
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...