Public Safety

Budget cuts should not include releasing inmates early Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Corrections (DOC) proposal to save money by reducing the state’s prison population by about 30 percent. “The implications of this proposal could have devastating effects on families and communities across our state. A move like this... Read More...
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... Read More...
Stevens County sheriff hosted in Olympia by Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short Local officials and constituents welcome to visit Legislature, meet with representatives   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short hosted Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer (left) during his visit to Olympia March 27.                                                                   # # # For more information, contact: Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360) 786-7252 Read More...