Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs
Senator Shelly Short’s 2022 legislative video update (week 3)
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...
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...
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.
House passes Rep. Short’s bill to help rural development
"I'm always looking for smart, efficient and effective ways to loosen the bureaucratic red tape to help make housing more affordable and some level of development more attractive and attainable for our local builders."
House unanimously approves Rep. Short’s bill to help keep local construction costs down
Currently, there are two designated climate zones in Washington, delineated between the Western and Eastern parts of the state. Short's bill would keep Northeast Washington from being designated its own climate zone.
Wolf attacks on domestic animals subject of public hearing in state House
Senate Bill 5187, a measure which would give people the right to protect their property and their pets from a gray wolf attack, received a public hearing before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. County commissioners and their representative from Pend Oreille, Ferry, Stevens and Okanogan counties, or the...
7th District legislators pleased Republic PDA to get state revitalization financing
Seventh District legislators said today they are very pleased that Republic will get needed financial assistance for a light industrial park to bring new, family-wage jobs to Ferry County. According to Sen. Bob Morton, R-Kettle Falls, even before the recession, Ferry County’s unemployment rate was higher than the statewide average....
Pend Oreille County officials visit Kretz, Short in Olympia
The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura Merrill, County Commissioner, and Marianne Nichols, County Auditor, were at the Capitol to discuss issues dealing with local legislation...