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...
Trade and environmental battles taking their toll on 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake offered this statement in response to REC Silicon’s announcement that it is suspending operations until at least June:   “REC Silicon is a major employer in our community and news of their closure is going to have a significant impact, even though it may be... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Feb. 5, 2016 Update from Olympia – February 5, 2016 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, We have reached the half-way point in the 2016 legislative session. When the Legislature adjourned last July, our state’s budget was balanced, making critical investments in our state’s K-12 system, investing in higher education and our state’s safety net.... Read More...
Warnick bill addresses privacy concerns tied to controversial new state rule Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, has introduced legislation to address growing privacy concerns stemming from a new state rule that loosens access to gender-specific facilities at public and private organizations. The rule change, quietly adopted by the state Human Rights Commission on Dec. 26, permits persons to use locker rooms,... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – January 21, 2016 Update from Olympia – January 21, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. Things are already busy here in Olympia in the second week of the 2016 legislative session. With only 60 days in this “short” session, the Legislature must focus... Read More...
Sen. Judy Warnick’s E-newsletter – October 1, 2015 Update from Olympia – October 1, 2015 Greetings, I hope that you have had a safe and fun summer. As fall arrives there is a lot going on throughout our area and in Olympia. I recently traveled with my House colleagues around our legislative district visiting local newspapers to discuss... Read More...
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