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Sen. Sheldon to end long career as Legislature’s most independent voice Legislature’s longest-serving member to exit in January when current term expires Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch (Photo credit Washington State Senate) OLYMPIA – Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, the longest-serving member of the Washington Legislature and its most independent voice, will be stepping down at the end of his current term, Sheldon... Read More...
Senate approves Sheldon bill to improve fire district financing Measure would allow large fire districts to hire their own treasurers OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Tim Sheldon that streamlines the financing process for large fire districts cleared the Senate Wednesday on a unanimous 46-0 vote. Senate Bill 5565 allows larger fire districts with revenues in excess of $10... Read More...
Sheldon bill would open door to recreational target shooting on DNR lands Proposal resolves liability issues for state Department of Natural Resources — Belfair area a possible location OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Tim Sheldon that clears up liability issues for recreational target shooting on public lands gets its first hearing Thursday, making it possible for the state Department of Natural... Read More...
Put transportation first, Sheldon says As Legislature adjourns, Sheldon opposes taxes, budget; votes to keep transportation package alive To see video of floor speech, click here. OLYMPIA – As the Washington Legislature prepared to adjourn its 2021 regular session Sunday, state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, voted against the operating budget, a new state income tax,... Read More...
Sheldon introduces bill providing relief from legal financial obligations More flexibility for judges could reduce recidivism OLYMPIA – A bill giving judges more leeway in imposing legal financial obligations during criminal sentencing was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, with the idea of raising the issue for the 2022 legislative session. Washington lawmakers are in the final week... Read More...
Dodging public vote on capital gains shows elitism The following op-ed appeared in weekly newspapers during the week of March 29. By SEN. TIM SHELDON Contributor   This will sound funny anywhere outside Olympia, but there is a question that for years has stumped half the Legislature. If an income tax is so good for the people of... Read More...