Senator Tim Sheldon
Tim Sheldon on radio: Teachers shouldn’t be paid to play hooky On Friday morning’s John Carlson Show on KVI-AM, Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, discusses his bill requiring that striking schoolteachers be docked their pay when they go on strike. What most people don’t realize, he says, is that teachers are paid their full salaries when they walk off the job —... Read More...
‘One Washington’ budget wins strong legislative support 2017-19 plan benefits students, vulnerable adults, children, taxpayers, employers OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers Friday adopted a 2017-19 state operating budget that culminates years of work by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus to fully fund public schools. The $43.7 billion compromise received strongly bipartisan votes of 39-10 in the Senate and... Read More...
Sheldon 5G proposal creates state broadband office, launches study OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, is weighing into this year’s debate on 5G deployment with a bill that creates a new state Office on Broadband Access, launches a task force, and directs it to study issues that include pole-attachment charges levied by public and municipal utilities. Senate Bill... Read More...
Sheldon motorcycle ‘lane-sharing’ bill passes state Senate OLYMPIA – A bill that would let motorcyclists pass between cars in traffic jams won approval in the state Senate Tuesday, reflecting a three-year effort by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. Senate Bill 5378 passed the Senate 32-17 and moves on to the state... Read More...
Don’t breach dams, Senate says OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Tuesday took a stand against proposals that would breach lower Snake River dams, calling them vital for power, irrigation, navigation and the state’s clean-energy future. In a memorial to Congress, the president, and the agencies responsible for managing the 14 federal dams on the Columbia... Read More...
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