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...
Senator Shelly Short’s 2022 Legislative video update (week 6)
Republican budget proposal – we don’t need to raise your taxes
Dear Friends and Neighbors We have reached the point in the legislative session where we are busy with floor action – passing bills out of the Senate Chamber and moving them along in the legislative process over to the House of Representatives. As floor leader, I spend many hours in...
Rep. Shelly Short says low and middle income families hit the worst with governor’s new energy tax scheme
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 CONTACT: Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director – (253) 973-0505 (mobile) Rep. Shelly Short says low and middle income families hit the worst with governor’s new energy tax scheme Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, took issue with Gov....
State’s transportation budget includes money for new Keller Ferry
A much-needed and much-anticipated new ferry will be built to serve the Keller Ferry run and the surrounding communities. The state’s transportation budget passed the Legislature just hours before the 2011 regular session adjourned on Friday, April 22. Seventh Legislative District lawmakers worked diligently with transportation leaders in the House,...
Legislators hear from tribe, school and county officials of the need for new Keller ferry
‘Our communities in the area absolutely depend on this ferry and we’ve got to find a way to work together to make this happen,’ says Short Members of the Washington State House Transportation Committee joined local legislators, tribal members, school and county officials, as well as representatives from the Governor’s...