Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – April 29, 2016 April 29, 2016 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Now that the legislative session is over, I am back in district meeting with constituents and gathering input on issues facing our community. This is an important time to prepare for the upcoming legislative session where we will be focusing on building a... Read More...
13th District lawmakers to host Lincoln County town hall meetings Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding two town hall meetings around Lincoln County, May 2, 2016, and encourage Lincoln County residents to attend. Meeting locations and times are as follows: When: May 2, 2016   10:00 a.m. Harrington Opera House – on the corner of... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – April 13, 2016 Update from Olympia – April 12, 2016 Greetings from Olympia! I am happy to report that the 2016 legislative session has finished. After a 20-day special session negotiators from the House and Senate were able to reach a compromise on a budget that is a true “supplemental” budget – meaning... Read More...
Governor signs trio of Warnick bills In a formal ceremony this past Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed three bills sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake. The bills touched on a variety of policy issues: water access, pest control and first-responder benefits. “This legislative session was eventful and busy,” Warnick said. “I worked hard to get... Read More...
Warnick supports supplemental budget Late Tuesday the Legislature approved a supplemental budget after negotiations dragged on into a special session. Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, voted in favor of the bipartisan proposal that makes minor adjustments to the state’s two-year operating budget approved last year. “I spent considerable time at the negotiating table to... Read More...
Legislature approves Warnick bill to protect crops from pests and disease Legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R- Moses Lake, to prevent the spread of destructive pests and disease through compost was approved unanimously by the state House. “This is an important bill for our state,” Warnick said. “It provides necessary protections for our agricultural industry to ensure that this cornerstone... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – February 24, 2016 Update from Olympia – February 24, 2016 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, With just a few weeks left in the 2016 legislative session, our Senate majority continues to build on the results we achieved in 2015 while pushing for increased transparency and accountability in state government. I have been fortunate to... Read More...
Voter’s voice denied on 2/3rds tax increase amendment Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, voted today to let Washington voters have the final say on requiring a higher level of approval for tax measures. Senate Joint Resolution 8211, which would change the state constitution so that tax increases would need support from a two-thirds majority of lawmakers, failed to... Read More...
Warnick bill to protect crops from pests and disease clears Senate Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation to prevent the spread of invasive species, pests and disease through compost cleared the state Senate Wednesday with a near-unanimous vote. Senate Bill 6605 would create a process for the state Department of Agriculture to review applications for moving waste for composting from facilities in quarantine... Read More...
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