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...
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...
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