January 19, 2018

Legislative Update: Jan. 19, 2018

Dear Friends, It’s great to send you my first e-newsletter of the 2018 legislative session. Today marks the end of the second week of the 60-day session. Because it’s only 60 days instead of the 105-day sessions that the Legislature has in odd-numbered years, this is considered a “short session.”...
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January 15, 2018

7th District legislators to hold telephone town hall meeting Jan. 23

Northeast Washington residents are invited to take part in a 7th Legislative District “telephone town hall meeting” on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The community conversation, which is similar to a call-in radio format, will begin at 6 p.m. and last one hour. The 7th District’s legislative team – Sen. Shelly Short,...
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June 28, 2017

Short recognizes the Eubank family for humanitarian efforts

On June 28, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8676 recognizing Dave Eubank and his family for their humanitarian efforts around the world. Read the full text of the resolution here. You can view Sen. Short’s floor remarks here.
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April 19, 2017

Legislative Update: 100 Days

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The final week of session is upon us and there is plenty of work yet to be done. Unfortunately, it looks as though special session is likely. We are working diligently to negotiate final agreements on the budget, basic education and most importantly a solution for...
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April 10, 2017

Short to governor: finding a fix for Hirst water decision not a ‘distraction’

In October 2016 the state Supreme Court issued a ruling, in what is known as the Hirst case, that forces local and county governments to verify themselves whether water is available for a new household well to support a building-permit application. The decision meant local and county governments could no longer rely on...
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February 28, 2017

Legislative Update – Feb. 28, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope this update finds you well. As you may have noticed by the banner above, I was recently appointed to the Senate to replace Sen. Brian Dansel who resigned to take a job in Washington D.C. Thank you for your continued confidence in me. It...
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February 28, 2017

Senate passes Short bill to control noxious weed cost

OLYMPIA…Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation that would allow local noxious weed boards to recover the cost of work performed on state land. “Lack of state action to control noxious weeds on state lands is burdensome on adjacent landowners, local weed boards and our counties,” said Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy. “This...
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February 23, 2017

Senate passes Economic Revitalization Act to boost rural economies

Olympia… On Wednesday the Senate passed the Economic Revitalization Act, a  bill designed to encourage economic growth in rural communities. This is the first bill sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short to pass the Senate since she was appointed 7th District senator on Feb. 1. “Rural economies have been slow to...
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February 01, 2017

Short sworn in as 7th District senator

OLYMPIA… Shelly Short was sworn in today as the 7th Legislative District’s state senator. Short was the unanimous choice of the district’s county commissioners to succeed former Sen. Brian Dansel, who resigned Jan. 24 to take a position with the Trump Administration. “I wish former Senator Dansel the best in...
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