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...
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...
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