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...
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...
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...
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...
Senate panel hears Short bills seeking to improve GMA to create more housing
State Sen. Shelly Short’s effort to make housing more affordable and available in Washington took an important step when the Senate Local Government Committee held public hearings last Thursday on five bills (SB 5193, SB 5194, SB 5242, SB 5243 and SB 5245) she’s introduced to make adjustments to the...
Senate Republicans’ plan addresses affordable-housing problem in Washington
Senate Republicans announced today they will introduce a package of bills in 2019 to address one of the main causes of Washington’s homelessness problem: the lack of affordable and available housing. At a news conference held at Quixote Village, an Olympia-based community of 30 tiny cabins for the homeless, three...
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...
Gov. Inslee vetoes Rep. Short’s bill to help rural development
Governor Jay Inslee has vetoed legislation sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would have helped rural development in the 7th Legislative District.
Rep. Short awarded Legislator of the Year by Hunters Heritage Council
Whether it’s managing our predators in a more efficient way or finding solutions to encourage the next generation of hunters, I’ll continue to work hard to make sure hunting continues to be a successful, viable option for those who want to participate."