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...
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...