Time to get moving on transportation Sen. Sheldon’s op-ed from the Sept. 5, 2013, Kisap Sun: Washington needs to put some rubber to the road and get moving on improving its transportation system. No more excuses. Transportation is important to everyone in Washington, especially in the 35th Legislative District I serve. It includes all of Mason... Read More...
Sheldon supports bipartisan budget with focus on education OLYMPIA… Sen. Tim Sheldon yesterday voted for the new state operating budget that passed the Senate, 44-4 and went on to receive a similarly strong 81-11 vote in the House of Representatives. The new $33.6 billion spending plan invests $1 billion more in K-12 education than the budget that expires... Read More...
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...
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