Warnick bill to boost funding for rural skill centers becomes law The governor Wednesday signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, that will improve funding for rural skill centers. Senate Bill 5874, which was approved by the Legislature unanimously, requires direct funding of certain satellite skill centers in rural areas. The concept for the legislation was brought to Warnick’s... Read More...
Warnick bill strengthens livestock identification program The Washington State Legislature has approved a proposal by state Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, aimed at strengthening the state’s livestock identification program. Senate Bill 5959, approved with strong bipartisan support, now heads to the governor for his signature. “This is an invaluable program to the protection of the livestock... Read More...
Standing up for domestic violence victims Victims of domestic violence need to be protected and should have the ability to protect themselves. The Senate majority has pushed through legislation that would require law enforcement officers to confiscate legally owned firearms from victims and not return them for five days. Those are five vulnerable days that survivors... Read More...
We can’t tax our way to prosperity March 14, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, We have reached a significant deadline in the legislative process, and have spent the past week and a half working late into the night voting on bills before the cutoff this past Wednesday. This means that only bills that were approved by their respective chambers... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings from Olympia, I hope that you are faring well after this most recent spate of winter weather. The state Legislature’s work has been slowed considerably, even seeing the cancellation of business this past Monday. We are fast approaching a deadline, so now that operations are back to normal, there... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The first week of the 2019 legislative session has been a whirlwind. This past Monday, I was sworn-in for another 4-year term. It is an honor to continue to serve you in the state Senate. On Tuesday, the governor outlined his priorities for the legislative session.... Read More...
The Results are In Before the legislative session began, I sent out a newsletter with a survey asking for your input. Here are the results. I will be working hard to ensure our district is heard, and will be a voice for restraint when it comes to spending your tax dollars.   Read More...
What to expect in the 2019 legislative session Dec. 21, 2018 Greetings Friends, It has been awhile since connecting with you due to election-year restrictions, but those have ended and I will be sending out more regular updates. In my first newsletter, I want to take a moment to recognize the great people who call our district home.... Read More...
13th District Legislators holding listening sessions in Lincoln Co. Sen. Judy Warnick and Reps. Matt Manweller and Tom Dent will be holding informal meetings throughout Lincoln County to gain insights from constituents and discuss the recent 2018 legislative session. Below are locations and times for the tour on May 8. Lincoln Co. residents are encouraged to attend.   Odessa... Read More...
Warnick to hold open house at new Ellensburg district office To better serve constituents of the 13th Legislative District, Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, is opening a second district office, in Ellensburg. Warnick invites constituents to attend an open house of the new location. When: 12:30 p.m., May 9 Where: Davidson Building, 103 E 4th Ave, Ste. 208A, Ellensburg “Our... Read More...