Sheldon opposes Legislature’s retroactive estate-tax rescue OLYMPIA… Last night Sen. Tim Sheldon voted against a measure aimed at extending Washington’s estate tax retroactively to some married couples. House Bill 2075, a so-called “fix” that would let the state keep money it had already received, passed the Senate by a 30-19 vote. “Retroactively changing a Supreme Court... Read More...
Sheldon supports passage of Senate workers’ comp reform OLYMPIA… Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, praised the Senate’s passage of an important workers’ compensation reform that will enable Washington’s employers to create more jobs by reducing their costs over the next ten years by more than a billion dollars. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5127, co-sponsored by Sheldon, passed the Senate... Read More...
Sheldon lauds passage of sustainable Senate budget OLYMPIA… Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, voted for the Senate’s updated state-government spending plan. “For the second time this year the Senate is offering a budget that lives within its means, increases education funding, grows the rest of the budget by less than the rate of inflation, preserves the state’s rainy... Read More...
Senate proves bipartisanship can work in Olympia Sen. Sheldon’s op-ed from the May 26, 2013, Kisap Sun: People have low expectations for elected officials. Recent polling from the Pew Research Center shows that 60 percent of Americans don’t trust the government. Unfortunately, as an elected official myself, I don’t blame them. Hyper-partisanship, unwillingness to listen to the other... Read More...
Survey of 35th District voters confirms public disdain for new taxes Results also support Sheldon’s desire for accountability on transportation projects During the first week of the 2013 legislative session Sen. Tim Sheldon sent a survey to residents of the 35th Legislative District, which he has served since 1991. Sheldon received more than 3,000 responses to the survey. “I do this... Read More...
Sheldon legislation to help farmers will become law Law will remove an outdated prohibition on farmers’ use of public roads Yesterday the Senate affirmed an amendment from the House to pass Senate Bill 5616, which will give farmers more freedom to move their equipment using public roads. Sen. Tim Sheldon introduced the legislation to spare farmers from having... Read More...
AUDIO: Sen. Tim Sheldon on transportation, budgets and taxes Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and member of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about the bipartisan Senate transportation budget that passed the Senate, as well as the House and Senate operating budget proposals and how they will affect the end of the 2013 legislative session. Read More...
AUDIO: Tim Sheldon on transportation priorities Washington State’s 35th District Senator, Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and member of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about the bipartisan Senate transportation budget proposal and how it affects the 35th District. Read More...
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