Short e-newsletter: June 1, 2011   Dear Friends and Neighbors, After a 105-day session, and an extra 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally wrapped up its work last week.  While I’m happy to be back in the district after a strenuous session, the disappointment at the slow pace and the end result of the... Read More...
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,... Read More...
AUDIO: Legislative Update with Rep. Shelly Short Rep. Shelly Short discusses Senate Bill 5356 (extending the cougar management program), and Senate Bill 5457, which would allow the King County Council to raise license tab fees with a simple majority vote. Time: 5:38 Listen now: MP3 File   # # # Read More...
Rep. Short sponsors student page Republic High School sophomore Dan Slagle traveled to Olympia March 14-18 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives.  He was sponsored by his 7th District Rep. Shelly Short. Slagle, the son of Patty and Rob Slagle of Republic, stayed with a host family in Olympia... Read More...
Rep. Short’s bill to help pharmacies passes House unanimously ‘The subjective nature of the audits makes it difficult and extremely costly for pharmacies to prove their actions or intents with any real certainty,’ says Short   Legislation to make pharmaceutical audits more fair and equitable for pharmacies unanimously passed the state House of Representatives recently. Engrossed Substitute House Bill... Read More...
Short e-newsletter: March 4, 2011   SPECIAL ALERT YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!   Dear friends and neighbors, I need your help.  I’ve just been made aware of proposed legislation that could have drastic consequences for animal owners in Eastern Washington.  Unfortunately, this is another example of urban legislation having unintended consequences for our more rural... Read More...