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 the... Read More...
Sheldon says starter income-tax bill is end-run around the people One of four Democrats to vote against measure – calls it dishonest tactic to avoid public vote To see floor speech, click here. OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon says Saturday’s vote for a starter income tax in the state Senate is historic – because it shows the lengths income-tax... Read More...
When the public’s away, the Legislature shouldn’t play The following op-ed appeared in the Kitsap Sun Jan. 3, 2021. By Sen. Tim Sheldon Guest column After 30 years at the statehouse, I’ve been around longer than anybody in the Legislature. And I can tell you, our next legislative session is going to be one of the most trying... Read More...
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...