February 22, 2024

Three initiatives to get hearings in Olympia

The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Shelly Short’s subscribers Feb. 22, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Short’s e-newsletters, click here.   Dear Friends and Neighbors,   We’ve had a big surprise at the statehouse. There will be legislative hearings on three of the six initiatives submitted by the people this...
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February 12, 2024

Short bills simplify land-use laws, relax restrictions on rural stores

OLYMPIA – Three bills from state Sen. Shelly Short simplifying state land-use laws have been approved by the Washington State Senate. The measures make state rules more flexible, allowing larger stores and restaurants in rural areas, making it easier to build rural fire stations, and reducing obstacles for small cities...
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February 12, 2024

Property tax hike is blocked in Senate

The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Shelly Short’s subscribers Feb. 12, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Short’s e-newsletters, click here. I was proud to stand with the Senate Republican Caucus last week as we sounded the warning about SB 5770. At a time when the state has an affordable housing...
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February 01, 2024

Six-pack of initiatives drives the agenda in Olympia

The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Shelly Short’s subscribers Feb. 1, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Short’s e-newsletters, click here.   Dear Friends and Neighbors, This is the year the people are fighting back! The people of Washington are sending a stern message to Olympia with six initiatives that...
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January 22, 2024

Sen. Short: Initiatives are people’s safety valve

In this video update, Sen. Shelly Short discusses the latest initiatives to be certified for consideration by the 2024 Legislature, a reflection of public frustration with Olympia. Of six presented to the Legislature, three have survived signature checks by state elections officials. These measures are Initiative 2117, repealing the cap-and-trade...
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January 15, 2024

Another session, another proposal for a massive tax increase

In her first video update from Olympia of the 2024 legislative session, Sen. Shelly Short puts the 7th District on alert about a proposal that would allow annual growth in property taxes to triple. Also, an initiative restoring the ability of police to chase fleeing suspects qualifies for consideration by...
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January 12, 2024

2024 Legislature opens in Olympia – and already there’s talk of a whopping tax increase

The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Shelly Short’s subscribers Jan 12, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Short’s e-newsletters, click here.   Dear Friends and Neighbors, Wouldn’t you just know it? Our 2024 legislative session is just a few days old, and already our friends from Seattle are pushing a...
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July 01, 2023

Read our newsletter about the 2023 legislative session!

I joined with my 7th District seatmates, Joel Kretz and Jaquelin Maycumber, in this report about the biggest stories from Olympia in 2023. In case you missed it in the mail, you can read it here.  
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May 10, 2023

Short bills become law, cut red tape for small cities

Other new laws sponsored by 7th District senator promote bone-marrow donations, clarify liability at hydroelectric dams   OLYMPIA — Two bills sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short reducing the burden of state land-use planning requirements on small cities have been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. That makes a total...
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