Labor & Commerce

March 26, 2021

Capital gains income tax update & new recommendations for reopening schools

Dear Friends and Neighbors To say that the last few weeks have been intense and demanding is an understatement. Floor action for the Senate and the House during this point in session is always an all-encompassing time that combines long hours, minute focus on the bills before us for consideration...
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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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June 17, 2020

The Statesman Examiner – Short calls for budget action

Short calls for budget action
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February 07, 2020

Update from Olympia – week 4

Majority Democrats in the legislature aren’t listening to voters We have yet to hit the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session for 2020 and already, the Democratic majority in the Senate have approved additional taxes that are completely unnecessary. Do you remember seeing 12 advisory votes on your November...
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April 18, 2019

Anti-Janus Bill Debate Podcast

Sen. Braun, King, and Short each speak on the ills of the passage of the Anti-Janus bill from the floor of the Senate during the Elephant In The Dome podcast.
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March 07, 2019

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...
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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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April 13, 2016

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.
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April 25, 2015

Governor Jay Inslee signs Rep. Short’s bill to help keep local construction costs affordable

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy and sponsor of the legislation, said it was important to make sure counties are not isolated when adopting building code rules.
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