Labor & Commerce

March 19, 2020

Legislature approves job-saving tax credit for aerospace refurbishing

The state Legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 6068, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and co-sponsored by her seatmates, Reps. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. The bill keeps proven tax incentives for large airplanes undergoing modification work in Washington. Hundreds of family-wage jobs will continue thanks to the tax...
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February 19, 2020

Aircraft-repair tax incentive soars through Senate

Washington is synonymous with the aerospace industry, and not just the Puget Sound area. Hundreds of family-wage jobs exist elsewhere in the state thanks in part to tax policy supported by legislation from state Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake. Her Senate Bill 6068, which was approved on the next-to-last day...
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February 12, 2018

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,...
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May 08, 2015

Growing industry gets boost from Warnick legislation

Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5603 during a formal ceremony Thursday. The new law, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, was introduced to meet the increasing popularity and demand for cottage foods such as baked goods, jams and fruit preserves. It increases the maximum amount of annual gross...
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March 05, 2015

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...
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February 25, 2015

13th District lawmakers react to West Coast ports deal

This past weekend, full operations resumed at all West Coast ports after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association finally came to an agreement Friday, Feb. 20, on a five-year labor contract. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez had imposed a deadline on both entities to come to...
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February 18, 2015

Data Centers – Supporting Rural Economic Development

Please watch this video that talks about my work on tax-incentives for data centers in our district and impacts on our community.
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January 29, 2015

13th District lawmakers ask President Obama to intervene to bring West Coast port labor dispute to an end

With thousands of jobs and billions of dollars on the line for Washington state, lawmakers representing the 13th District say the time for the president to act is now. The three lawmakers signed a letter to President Obama this week, asking him to intervene in the West Coast port labor dispute....
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January 27, 2014

Warnick, Manweller join in re-commitment to employers and modern manufacturing in Washington

Reps. Judy Warnick and Matt Manweller co-sponsored House Bill 2671 to clarify Washington's intention to welcome innovative employers in our state, one of which is located in the 13th District they represent.
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