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...
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...