Member/District Specific

March 29, 2019

Podcast: Senator Short discusses new revenue forecast for the state and focuses on helping pharmacies in new bill.

Senator Shelly Short discusses this week on her radio update the recent revenue forecast for the state, and a bill she is sponsoring which will help local pharmacies and their partnerships with pharamacy benefit managers.
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March 28, 2019

Senate passes energy-contractor performance bill sponsored by Short

The Senate earlier in March passed a bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would add much-needed checks and balances to a state program that helps local governments increase their energy efficiency. Short says her proposal, Senate Bill 5308, would create desperately needed transparency for construction and monitoring of...
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March 26, 2019

Legislative Update: Mar. 25, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, There has been so much legislative activity since my last update! We finished nonstop floor action in the Senate. As floor leader, I was intensely busy communicating with my Democratic colleagues and member requests on the floor, advocating for bills to be brought up for a vote...
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February 18, 2019

Podcast: Welcome to Washington Baby Act and Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Congratulations! You just had a baby. What’s that knock on the door? It’s a state inspector to make sure your home is suitable. Senator Shelly Short tells us about the “Welcome to Washington Baby Act.” And… Teenagers should not be able to buy cigarettes or other tobacco and vaping products...
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February 08, 2019

7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall

Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district, but constituents who don’t receive a phone call during the event, can themselves call (509) 213-3069 to join in....
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February 07, 2019

Senate committee holds hearings on performance-based contracting services bill sponsored by Short

OLYMPIA… The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held a public hearing Tuesday morning on Senate Bill 5308, a bill that would add much-needed checks and balances to a program that helps local governments increase their energy efficiency. Sen. Shelly Short, the bill’s sponsor, says that her proposal would create...
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January 29, 2019

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...
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January 29, 2019

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...
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November 27, 2018

7th Legislative District lawmakers elected to leadership positions

All three members of the 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber – will serve in leadership posts when the 2019 legislative session begins in January. During their reorganization meeting Monday, House Republican members re-elected Kretz as their Deputy Leader. They also elected...
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