Short bill to ensure patients receive benefits they’re owed now in House OLYMPIA… A proposal by Sen. Shelly Short to ensure access to health-care benefits is being considered by the House after receiving strong Senate approval. Senate Bill 5887 aims to ensure patients receive benefits for which they have already paid through their health plans. The proposal, which addresses concerns about prior... Read More...
Short’s whitetail deer population bill passed in the Senate OLYMPIA… Senate Bill 5525, which would expect the Department of Fish and Wildlife continue the consistent, effective methods it has used to count whitetail deer populations, was passed unanimously by the Senate March 5 and is now in the House of Representatives. Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, is the prime sponsor.... Read More...
Senate passes energy-contractor performance bill sponsored by Short The Senate earlier in March passed a bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would add much-needed checks and balances to a state program that helps local governments increase their energy efficiency. Short says her proposal, Senate Bill 5308, would create desperately needed transparency for construction and monitoring of... Read More...
Podcast: Senate Republican Press Conference on Homelessness Homelessness took center stage Friday at the State Capital. With little more than a month left in the legislative session, Republican senators emphasized their continued commitment to addressing the crisis, and expressed surprise that solutions they put on the table this past fall still have not been brought before the... Read More...
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 2019 Video Update (Week 7) Sen. Shelly Short discusses this week about biochar, bills that attack parental rights, and a recent bill which protects patients when they seek access from a specialty provider. From Mar. 9, 2019. Read More...
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...