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Mass release of prisoners a big mistake, Sheldon says Threatens public safety, violates state constitution, makes state liable for new crimes OLYMPIA – Democrat Tim Sheldon is joining Republicans in the Washington state Senate to protest Gov. Jay Inslee’s planned release of 1,167 prison inmates during the current coronavirus epidemic. Not only do the releases pose a public safety... Read More...
Sheldon measure addresses one of the stickiest problems of homelessness OLYMPIA – Sen. Tim Sheldon is stepping into the one of the stickiest problems of homelessness – human waste in the streets. Sheldon, D-Potlatch, this week introduced Senate Bill 6283, which would require state regulation of the urban-camping trend that has swept Seattle and other Puget Sound cities, lining the... Read More...
State unprepared for power crisis, Sheldon says Coal-plant closures, ban on natural gas threaten brownouts, blackouts within next decade OLYMPIA – As nervous utilities and government planners warn of an electricity shortage just a few years ahead, Sen. Tim Sheldon is proposing a state planning effort to help head off trouble. Clean-energy legislation passed by the Washington... Read More...
New law will spur broadband deployment in rural areas, Sheldon says OLYMPIA – A bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee will spur deployment of high-speed Internet service in rural areas, said Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. Senate Bill 5511 launches a $21 million program to promote rural broadband development, and creates a Statewide Broadband Office under the governor’s office... Read More...
Session ends with big new taxes — and a few bright spots The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Tim Sheldon’s subscribers May 7, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Sheldon’s newsletters, click here. At the Capitol. Session ends with big new taxes — and a few bright spots State’s urban-versus-rural split on full display We’ve just finished our 2019 legislative session, and... Read More...
35th District projects receive funding in new state capital budget On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed a new, two-year capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state. Thirty-fifth District legislators Sen. Tim Sheldon, Rep. Drew MacEwen, and Rep. Dan Griffey worked to secure $81.4 million in local project funding. Some of the investments... Read More...
Sonics legend Jack Sikma honored by Senate on induction to Hall of Fame Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and Jack Sikma. To see Senate resolution, click here. OLYMPIA – Jack Sikma, one of the standouts on the legendary Seattle SuperSonics team that captured the 1979 NBA title, was honored by the Washington Senate Thursday on his upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall... Read More...