The monster lurking behind school funding: an income tax This op-ed appeared in Crosscut, Jan. 20, 2017. by Tim Sheldon In this great state of ours, where so many people have so many diverse interests, there is one thing we can count on to unite us all. Every few years, some dang fool puts an income tax on the... Read More...
Sheldon announces results of 2016 legislative survey Here’s what residents of the 35th Legislative District are saying about top political issues Here are the results of Sen. Tim Sheldon’s 2016 legislative survey. Sen. Sheldon circulated his annual survey in a newsletter mailed to residents of the 35th Legislative District, and also made it available online. Some 301... Read More...
Democrat Sheldon says party out of step on two-thirds for taxes rule Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, offered the following statement Friday following the Senate’s rejection of a two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 8211 would have allowed Washington voters to decide in November whether a two-thirds vote of the Legislature should be required for tax increases. The measure required a two-thirds vote... Read More...
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 Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, acknowledged his disappointment Wednesday at the failure of a bill that would have repealed a state Human Rights Commission rule creating a wide-open bathroom policy statewide. Senate Bill 6443 would have repealed a rule on sex-segregated facilities that permits men to use the...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...
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