Agriculture and Water

Railroad returns to Port of Royal Slope ownership Sen. Judy Warnick’s bill, Senate Bill 5529 which returns ownership of the 26 mile state-owned railroad tracks to Port of Royal Slope cleared the Senate. The legislation gives the port authority five years to contract an operator for the rail line and gives supplies from the recent rehabilitation projects paid... Read More...
Senate approves cottage industry bill To meet the increasing popularity and demand for cottage foods, Sen. Judy Warnick, R- Moses Lake introduced Senate Bill 5603 which passed the Senate unanimously. The legislation increases the amount that kitchen to consumer vendors can make from $15,000 to $25,000. “I am glad that we have been able to... Read More...
Ag committee looks at Warnick bills that would protect farmland Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, has introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at preserving and clarifying the use of agricultural lands in the context of the state’s shoreline-management and growth-management laws. All three received public hearings Tuesday before the Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. “Agricultural land cannot... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Jan. 27, 2015 January 27, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, It is truly an honor to serve as your state senator. While I am still familiarizing myself with the nuances of life here in the Senate, I continue working hard on issues that impact our district. Being in the majority offers new opportunities... Read More...