Agriculture & Water

Legislative Update: Mar. 25, 2019 Dear Friends and Neighbors, There has been so much legislative activity since my last update! We finished nonstop floor action in the Senate. As floor leader, I was intensely busy communicating with my Democratic colleagues and member requests on the floor, advocating for bills to be brought up for a vote... Read More...
Sen. Short in committee.
Short supports Hirst-fix bill approved by Legislature After several days and nights of hours-long talks, Senate and House negotiators reached a compromise this week on legislation to fix the situation caused by the Supreme Court’s Hirst ruling, and again offer rural landowners a path for drilling household wells. The Senate voted 35-14 Thursday night to pass Senate... Read More...
Wolf attacks on domestic animals subject of public hearing in state House Senate Bill 5187, a measure which would give people the right to protect their property and their pets from a gray wolf attack, received a public hearing before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. County commissioners and their representative from Pend Oreille, Ferry, Stevens and Okanogan counties, or the... Read More...
Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7698                      Rep. Shelly Short – (360) 786-7908                                            Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House ‘We need to make sure accountability and transparency don’t get lost in the bureaucracy,’ says... Read More...