State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections

February 22, 2022

Emergency powers reform in name only & transportation proposal adds fees and taxes

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This 60-day session has been a whirlwind to say the least. I want to update you on some major things happening in Olympia, so let’s jump right in. Emergency powers reform with no teeth I have fought over the last two years to do everything possible...
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February 20, 2022

Senator Shelly Short’s 2022 Legislative video update (week 6)

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February 14, 2022

Update on police reform and bills I’m sponsoring this session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have just passed the halfway point of the 2022 legislative session and this week marks the “House of Origin Cutoff”, meaning all Senate bills that are policy-related and not budget related, must be passed off the chamber floor in order to still be considered “alive”...
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January 31, 2022

Senator Shelly Short’s 2022 legislative video update (week 3)

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January 24, 2022

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...
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January 17, 2022

Senator Shelly Short’s 2022 Legislative video update (week 1)

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October 05, 2021

WA CARES Fund payroll tax exemption now available

Dear Neighbor, Some of you may remember receiving a newsletter from me earlier this summer regarding the newly formed WA CARES Fund and the payroll tax that comes with it. In that newsletter, I promised to follow-up with information on how you could opt-out of this program. Today, I want to provide...
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September 08, 2021

Senate ag leaders say COVID vaccine mandate for 4-H volunteers serious blow to program

More and more people tangentially connected with state government are finding out that they are subject to Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently announced vaccine mandate – even 4-H volunteers. In a letter sent to volunteers, the Washington State University Extension, which oversees the 4-H youth agricultural program, wrote that 4-H volunteer...
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July 13, 2021

Sen. Shelly Short: Tremendous losses trivialized as Inslee spikes the COVID football

Special to The Spokesman Review and The Statesman Examiner Over the last 16 months, each one of us has suffered through the endless chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19 and the seemingly endless monarchical restrictions that have affected every facet of our lives. Quite frankly, putting what I’m thinking into words...
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