Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks

September 08, 2021

Senate ag leaders say COVID vaccine mandate for 4-H volunteers serious blow to program

More and more people tangentially connected with state government are finding out that they are subject to Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently announced vaccine mandate – even 4-H volunteers. In a letter sent to volunteers, the Washington State University Extension, which oversees the 4-H youth agricultural program, wrote that 4-H volunteer...
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September 16, 2020

Senate Republicans continue to call for a special session

Senate Republicans in the state Legislature are again asking the governor to call the legislature back into session due to the recent catastrophic outbreak of wildfires spreading across our state. Sen. Shelly Short, Senate Republican floor leader, R-Addy, issued the following statement regarding a letter sent to the governor concerning...
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September 26, 2019

Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs

The following op-ed appeared in the Seattle Times and was published earlier in August. By Sen. Ann Rivers, Sen. Shelly Short, and Rep. Luanne Van Werven Special to The Times Imagine living in a state where the sea is overflowing with salmon, ensuring there are more than enough fish and...
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March 26, 2019

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...
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January 22, 2018

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...
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February 18, 2016

House passes Rep. Short’s bill to help rural development

"I'm always looking for smart, efficient and effective ways to loosen the bureaucratic red tape to help make housing more affordable and some level of development more attractive and attainable for our local builders."
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March 14, 2014

Governor signs Short legislation requiring that certain state agencies ‘show their work’ when taking significant actions

Under legislation signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington state departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife are now required to make public the sources of scientific information relied upon in support of significant actions.
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December 10, 2013

Rep. Shelly Short receives Washington State Farm Bureau’s 2013 Legislator of the Year Award

Rep. Shelly Short receives Washington Farm Bureau's 2013 Legislator of the Year Award
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April 26, 2013

Gov. Inslee signs two bills sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short

Gov. signs Rep. Short's bills to bring more accountability and transparency to state agencies
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