Legislature

Short e-newsletter: June 1, 2011   Dear Friends and Neighbors, After a 105-day session, and an extra 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally wrapped up its work last week.  While I’m happy to be back in the district after a strenuous session, the disappointment at the slow pace and the end result of the... Read More...
AUDIO: Legislative Update with Rep. Shelly Short Rep. Shelly Short discusses Senate Bill 5356 (extending the cougar management program), and Senate Bill 5457, which would allow the King County Council to raise license tab fees with a simple majority vote. Time: 5:38 Listen now: MP3 File   # # # Read More...
Rep. Short sponsors student page Republic High School sophomore Dan Slagle traveled to Olympia March 14-18 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives.  He was sponsored by his 7th District Rep. Shelly Short. Slagle, the son of Patty and Rob Slagle of Republic, stayed with a host family in Olympia... Read More...
Short e-newsletter: March 4, 2011   SPECIAL ALERT YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!   Dear friends and neighbors, I need your help.  I’ve just been made aware of proposed legislation that could have drastic consequences for animal owners in Eastern Washington.  Unfortunately, this is another example of urban legislation having unintended consequences for our more rural... Read More...
Short e-newsletter: Feb. 4, 2011   Dear friends and neighbors, Here is a quick update on some of the issues we’re dealing with right now in Olympia.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  And please join me and Rep. Joel Kretz for our 7th District telephone town... Read More...
Kretz, Short to host telephone town hall Feb. 10 7th District lawmakers encourage residents to participate, share views Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a one-hour town hall over the phone with their constituents Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.  To participate, residents should call toll-free 1-877-229-8493 and then enter pin number 15429. The legislators will again... Read More...
Short e-newsletter: Jan 27, 2011 – Budget Update   Dear friends and neighbors, Here is a quick budget update on floor action that happened this week.  I’ll continue to send these snapshots in an effort to keep you informed about the process, contents and outcomes of the various budget proposals and ideas being considered in the Legislature.  I... Read More...