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...
Sheldon recognized for work to help small businesses succeed Sen. Tim Sheldon earned the Guardian of Small Business award for his efforts during the 2013-14 biennium to help small businesses succeed. Sheldon has consistently been named a friend of Main Street by the National Federation of Independent Business since 2003. “It’s an honor to be recognized for work that... Read More...
Two pro-Mason County bills earn governor’s signature The governor signed two bills Thursday, both introduced by Sen. Tim Sheldon, which will benefit Mason County residents. The first measure, Senate Bill 6031, expands protections for property owners who want to conserve forest land around Lake Nahwatzel. The bill clarifies provisions for lake- and beach-management districts and requires that... Read More...
Mason County earns third superior court judge to help address trial backlog After earning near-unanimous support in the Senate and House of Representatives, Sen. Tim Sheldon’s bill authorizing a thirdsuperior courtjudge for Mason County has received the governor’s endorsement. Between a trial backlog and the subsequent growing frustrations from citizens about trial delays, a thirdjudge is a long-overdue and much-needed addition, Sheldon... Read More...
Sheldon has trio of district-focused bills bound for governor’s desk Sen. Tim Sheldon is pleased that 35th District residents will benefit from three of his bills, which earned overwhelming bipartisan support from the Senate and House of Representatives and are now headed to the governor for final signature. Rural landowners will be particularly interested in Senate Bill 5048, which authorizes... Read More...
Sheldon votes yes to budget proposal that supports local governments The Senate approved a bipartisan supplemental budget proposal Thursday and Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, explained how the budget would benefit his constituents in the 35th Legislative District: “The approved proposal is a good budget – it’s projected to balance for four years and prioritizes education without raising taxes – and... Read More...
Sheldon bill to protect resources for ‘truly indigent’ passes Senate Today the Senate approved a measure that would help counties reduce unnecessary costs associated with indigent defense, while still upholding a person’s constitutional right to counsel. The bill, introduced by Sen. Tim Sheldon, would put more responsibility on defendants to prove that they don’t have adequate assets to contribute to... Read More...
Sheldon pleased low-income housing tax exemption earns Senate approval Bill promotes economic growth and job opportunities in rural counties Today the state Senate approved a measure that prime sponsor Sen. Tim Sheldon described as “good for economic growth, housing, and the environment.” Senate Bill 6330 would offer an affordable-housing tax exemption to five rural counties. “The idea for this... Read More...
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