Government Accountability

January 24, 2022

Session priorities: The Tax Relief and Reform Act of 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we end week two of this year’s 60-day session, I wanted to update you on some of the roles I will be filling this year. I will continue to serve as Republican Floor Leader, which allows me to work with members of the Senate on...
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July 20, 2021

WA CARES Fund (Upcoming Payroll Tax) – what you need to know

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...
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February 22, 2021

Republican budget proposal – we don’t need to raise your taxes

Dear Friends and Neighbors We have reached the point in the legislative session where we are busy with floor action – passing bills out of the Senate Chamber and moving them along in the legislative process over to the House of Representatives. As floor leader, I spend many hours in...
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February 15, 2021

Bringing better broadband to rural communities

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The past two weeks have seen a flurry of activity in legislative committees as the policy committee deadline has passed. Bills that have not been voted out of committee by now, and are not needed to implement the budget, will not be further considered this legislation...
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January 22, 2021

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...
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January 18, 2021

2021 legislative session: what to expect

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we begin a new year, I want to thank you so much for the honor and privilege of serving you in the legislature.  While the 2021 legislative session is unlike any other, your participation in it is more important than ever to ensure that the...
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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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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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February 28, 2013

Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2013 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7698                      Rep. Shelly Short – (360) 786-7908                                            Rep. Shelly Short’s bill to make DOE more accountable and transparent passes House ‘We need to make sure accountability and transparency don’t get lost in the bureaucracy,’ says...
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