Sheldon reflects on 2011 legislative session  With the swing of a gavel, President of the Senate Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp adjourned sine die the special session of the 2011 Legislature. The long-anticipated event was made possible by recent breakthroughs between parties and chambers just days ago. Among the largest hang-up was the Operating... Read More...
Senate makes historic change to its own rules  Today, the state Senate ended a 96-year-old requirement that amendments to the operating budget offered on the Senate floor receive a supermajority in order to pass. “This is the most significant change the Senate has made to its own rules in 90-plus years,” said Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, chair of... Read More...
Sheldon disagrees with governor’s ferry proposal  “Our ferries are part of our state highway system, just like roads, rail and transit. “Isolating the needs in our ferry system and creating another layer of government to address them is not the solution. Users of ferries already pay into the highway system just like everybody else when they... Read More...
Election year restrictions take effect In accordance with RCW 42.52.180, which governs the use of state resources by lawmakers who are campaigning for the 2010 ballot, nothing can be posted on or deleted from this page from June 30 through Nov. 3. The lack of more recent activity does not mean Sen. Sheldon has been... Read More...
Sheldon touts transportation budget’s impact on 35th District  Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, is pleased with the benefit the Senate’s transportation budget will have on the 35th District and the state as a whole. “This was truly a bipartisan effort,” Sheldon said. “We had productive input from all sides, and when that is the case, the people of Washington... Read More...
Sen. Sheldon selected for Resource Advisory Committee   Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, has been selected by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to serve on the Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee, an organization which represents recreation, environmental issues and commercial industry issues on the Olympic Peninsula. “This is an honor and an opportunity,” Sheldon said. “This organization... Read More...
Sheldon bills earn near unanimous support OLYMPIA – Legislation by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, affecting veterinarians and wells cleared the Senate floor Tuesday with near-unanimous support. Senate Bill 6745, which passed 48-0, requires that prospective veterinary technicians receive a college degree in order to practice veterinarian medicine. SB 6402, which received passage by a 46-2 vote,... Read More...
States Look to the Bottle States Look to the Bottle Some Lawmakers Seek to Privatize Liquor Stores, Distribution to Lift Budgets An article written by David Kesmodel and William Spain – orirginally published in the Wall Street Journal on FEBRUARY 8, 2010, 7:46 P.M. ET Read More...
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