Senate Bill 5114 follow up: Thank you! Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week began with the legislature honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both the House and Senate chambers offered floor resolutions remembers Dr. King’s legacy. I spoke in strong support of the resolution and that we are stronger when we work together. Click here to... Read More...
2021 legislative session: what to expect Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we begin a new year, I want to thank you so much for the honor and privilege of serving you in the legislature.  While the 2021 legislative session is unlike any other, your participation in it is more important than ever to ensure that the... Read More...
Budget cuts should not include releasing inmates early Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Corrections (DOC) proposal to save money by reducing the state’s prison population by about 30 percent. “The implications of this proposal could have devastating effects on families and communities across our state. A move like this... Read More...
Senate Republicans continue to call for a special session Senate Republicans in the state Legislature are again asking the governor to call the legislature back into session due to the recent catastrophic outbreak of wildfires spreading across our state. Sen. Shelly Short, Senate Republican floor leader, R-Addy, issued the following statement regarding a letter sent to the governor concerning... Read More...
2020 Census – Please Participate! Special in The Newport Minor 2020 is already a year for the history books. While the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus have been front and center worldwide, Americans are also in the middle of partaking in our once-in-a-decade constitutional duty: the 2020 Census. The United States Constitution mandates... Read More...
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget cuts barely scratched the surface By  Shelly Short Special to The Times Click here to read on The Seattle Times website There is no doubt about it, our state’s once thriving economy has been hit — hard. As we all continue to cope with the effects of COVID-19, lawmakers are looking at options to address... Read More...