Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – April 7, 2015 April 7, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, On Friday the House of Representatives released their budget proposal. Unsurprisingly it increases state spending beyond our current resources and increases taxes by over $1 billion in this budget cycle alone and almost $2.5 billion in the next budget cycle. The Senate is... Read More...
Warnick supports Senate’s no new tax budget, looks for improvements The Senate Majority Coalition’s budget proposal was approved Monday afternoon after vigorous debate before the weekend where lawmakers worked around the clock. The budget makes education the top priority and delivers tax relief and college affordability to families across Washington without raising taxes. “This budget proposal prioritizes education spending after... Read More...
Warnick says Senate budget proposal is best path forward for state Sen. Judy Warnick said the Senate Majority Coalition’s budget proposal is the best path forward for Washington State. The budget makes education the top priority and delivers tax relief and college affordability to families across Washington without raising taxes. Senate budget leaders released their 2015-17 state operating budget proposal today... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – March 23, 2015 March 23, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, We are expecting a budget proposal from the House of Representatives today. In the Senate we are focused on building a sustainable and balanced budget.We have $3 billion more revenue coming to the state and should prioritize our state’s spending. We need to... Read More...
Warnick appointed to drought committee as governor declares emergency Sen. Judy Warnick has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Drought. Her selection came ahead of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Friday-morning declaration of a drought emergency for the east side of the central Cascade Mountains. “I spoke with the Department of Ecology about the impending drought declaration and am glad... Read More...
13th District lawmakers to host telephone town hall March 23 Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call and ask questions over the telephone and participate in surveys. To participate, residents... Read More...
Senate adopts Warnick bill to modernize animal disease traceability Beginning in 2011, the Washington State Department of Agriculture implemented the Animal Disease Traceability to better track animals and locate instances of disease. Senate Bill 5733, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, was approved in a nearly unanimous vote Monday. The measure would implement an electronic livestock transaction system. “We are... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – March 9, 2015 March 9, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are moving quickly here in Olympia. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the legislative session. We have been working late into the evening voting bills off of the Senate floor. This year the House of Representatives goes first... Read More...
Community economic revitalization bill adopted by Senate Sen. Judy Warnick has been working for two years to boost rural economic development with changes to the Community Economic Revitalization Board. Today the Senate passed Senate Bill 5442 which makes needed changes to the Board’s requirements to improve competitiveness and spur economic growth. The Board offers financing and grants... Read More...