Land Use & Housing

Legislative Update: Jan. 29, 2019 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Welcome from Olympia! It is such an honor to be your voice in our state Senate. I’m excited to send you my first e-newsletter of the 2019 legislative session. We are in the third week of the 105-day session. Committee meetings are in full swing and... 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...
OP-ED by Sen. Morton and Reps. Kretz and Short: Rules governing state’s shorelines need to strike balance with private property owners In counties throughout the state, local officials are in the process of updating their shoreline master programs. Many citizens in the 7th Legislative District living on or near particular shorelines feel unfairly targeted with new restrictions and obligations on their property. As elected officials with a history of working on... Read More...