Budget & Taxes

WA CARES Fund payroll tax exemption now available Dear Neighbor, Some of you may remember receiving a newsletter from me earlier this summer regarding the newly formed WA CARES Fund and the payroll tax that comes with it. In that newsletter, I promised to follow-up with information on how you could opt-out of this program. Today, I want to provide... Read More...
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I recently heard from many of you regarding the payroll tax that will be implemented next year to fund long-term care. I know many of you have questions and concerns regarding this new tax and I wanted to provide you with background information on this topic... Read More...
Senate Bill 5114 follow up: Thank you! Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week began with the legislature honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both the House and Senate chambers offered floor resolutions remembers Dr. King’s legacy. I spoke in strong support of the resolution and that we are stronger when we work together. Click here to... Read More...
Budget cuts should not include releasing inmates early Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Corrections (DOC) proposal to save money by reducing the state’s prison population by about 30 percent. “The implications of this proposal could have devastating effects on families and communities across our state. A move like this... Read More...