June 19, 2009

Short expresses concerns about potential cap and trade proposal

Legislation to adopt a cap and trade program for emissions by employers failed to pass the Legislature this year.  Even so, Gov. Gregoire continues to spend scarce taxpayer dollars on a regional cap and trade program despite the fact that a national cap and trade program appears inevitable. Rep. Shelly...
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May 22, 2009

Rep. Shelly Short testifies at EPA hearing

  Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Ecology and Parks Committee, testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday regarding the federal government’s plans to regulate greenhouse gasses. The EPA hearing in Seattle was the second of only two opportunities for public input. "For the record,...
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May 21, 2009

Rep. Short issues statement on governor’s executive order on climate change

  Governor Christine Gregoire issued an executive order on climate change today which contains several directives and policy points found in her cap and trade legislation that failed to pass the Legislature. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Ecology and Parks Committee, released the following statement...
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April 18, 2009

House concludes what citizens already know: Hydropower is green, renewable

Amendment to Senate measure affirms ‘green credentials’ of Washington’s top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington’s green energy portfolio. Opposition to the change cite Initiative 937, which excluded hydropower as a green, renewable energy source....
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April 14, 2009

House passes cap and trade ‘light’

‘We’re nosing our way through the starting gate toward a regional cap-and-trade system and I think that’s detrimental to our families and our employers,’ says Short. In a late Tuesday night session, the House of Representatives passed legislation that gives the Department of Ecology (DOE) specific authority to continue involvement...
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April 08, 2009

Stampede queen, committee visit Kretz and Short at state Capitol

Legislators hosted group in Olympia April 6 Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short welcomed Omak Stampede Queen Amanda Emerson and Stampede Committee members to Olympia April 6.     For more information, contact: Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360) 786-7252
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April 07, 2009

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....
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April 07, 2009

Citizens should feel empowered to share ideas, critiques on state budget

OP-ED by Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short Our economy is struggling – our local papers are streamlining to save money, our small employers are cutting back expenses and our families are slimming down household budgets to focus on top priorities. These are the steps folks living in the real...
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April 06, 2009

7th District representatives to host telephone town hall Thursday, April 16

Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free 1-877-229-8493 and then enter pin number 14789. The legislators will use new technology to communicate with constituents about the issues they’re...
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