State Government

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...
Podcast: Welcome to Washington Baby Act and Raising Tobacco Age to 21 Congratulations! You just had a baby. What’s that knock on the door? It’s a state inspector to make sure your home is suitable. Senator Shelly Short tells us about the “Welcome to Washington Baby Act.” And… Teenagers should not be able to buy cigarettes or other tobacco and vaping products... Read More...
7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district, but constituents who don’t receive a phone call during the event, can themselves call (509) 213-3069 to join in.... Read More...
Sen. Shelly Short
Short blasts Democrats for supporting raid of voter-approved rainy-day fund Calling it an irresponsible gimmick that threatens Washington’s future budget stability, 7th District Sen. Shelly Short criticized Senate Democrats for approving legislation that would raid the state’s savings account that is set aside for budget emergencies. Short, R-Addy, said the Democrats’ passage of an amendment to Senate Bill 6614 to get around... Read More...