New bills harm the self-employed The following op-ed appeared in the Omak-Okagonan Chronicle and was published Feb. 27, 2019. To download the article, click on the below link: Independent Contractors New bills harm the self-employed By Sen. Shelly Short Special to the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Entrepreneurs have been the foundation of our state’s and country’s... 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...
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...
7th District lawmakers
7th Legislative District lawmakers elected to leadership positions All three members of the 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber – will serve in leadership posts when the 2019 legislative session begins in January. During their reorganization meeting Monday, House Republican members re-elected Kretz as their Deputy Leader. They also elected... Read More...
Kirsten Hallock serves as page for Sen. Short Kirsten Hallock, a junior at Mead High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Kirsten was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2018 legislative session. She was sponsored by 7th... Read More...