Warnick seed certification bill signed by Governor Thursday, the governor signed Senate Bill 6278. The new law, introduced by Sen. Judy Warnick, will provide greater flexibility to the state Department of Agriculture regarding how it uses fees collected for certifying agricultural, vegetable and flower seeds. “It is vital to our state’s agricultural industry that we have a... Read More...
The Legislature adjourned, Sine Die March 12, 2018 Greetings from Olympia, The 2018 legislative session concluded on time, March 8. The short sessions are an opportunity to develop what’s referred to as a supplemental budget. The state budgets on two-year cycles, called a biennial budget, which we adopted last year and takes us through 2019. The... Read More...
Join me tonight for a telephone town hall! Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and I are holding an hour-long telephone town hall this evening, Monday, Feb. 19, 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. To participate, call (509) 404-3047 during the... Read More...
Update from Olympia – Feb. 14, 2018 February 14, 2018 Share my E-newsletter Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. Visit my website by clicking here and sign up to receive future... Read More...
Senate passes legislation to boost tourism statewide Bipartisan legislation establishing a new statewide Tourism Marketing Authority (WTMA) passed the Washington state Senate Saturday. The bill would direct the group to develop and implement a tourism-marketing plan to drive tourism dollars to all parts of the state. “The natural and diverse beauty found in every corner of Washington,... Read More...
Warnick bill to help agricultural education clears committee A bill sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, to help the next generation of agriculturists educate their communities was approved by the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee Thursday. The legislation, Senate Bill 6571, would provide a sales and use tax exemption to student members of agricultural... Read More...
Update from Olympia Share my E-newsletter Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. Visit my website by clicking here and sign up to receive future e-newsletters! You can also... Read More...
Hard-fought Hirst compromise reached for rural Washington Capital budget approved; provides unprecedented support for education   After nearly a year of negotiations, Sen. Judy Warnick, former chair of the Senate’s water-related committee and lead negotiator on the bill to fix the flawed Hirst court decision, believes the compromise deal reached this week by Senate and House negotiators... Read More...