Legislators support historic capital investments in District 13 infrastructure The state Legislature approved Saturday the state’s capital construction budget for the 2023-25 budget cycle. The 13th District legislators voted for the budget that will fund critical community projects, including valuable historic preservation, school construction and other infrastructure needs for communities in the region. Working collaboratively, Senator Judy Warnick and... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings from Olympia, The 2023 session is nearly over. We are spending long hours voting on proposals that have come over from the House of Representatives or relooking at Senate bills that were amended in the House. We must complete this work and vote on final budget proposals by April... Read More...
Legislature failed most important task this session, says Warnick Votes against watered-down police pursuit bill After failing to vote on its own police-pursuit fix, the Democrat-led state House of Representatives recently acted on the proposal sent over from the Senate. After amending the legislation, the House passed Senate Bill 5352 by a vote of 57-40. The watered-down version received... Read More...
Warnick bill to support rural dental school signed by governor Yakima-area program’s faculty recruitment gets a boost State Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation, Senate Bill 5113, was signed into law today by the governor during a ceremony at the Capitol. The measure removes regulatory barriers for dental schools, particularly the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, to recruit out-of-state... Read More...
Warnick rejects last-minute Democrat property tax-hike plan The House and Senate have unveiled their respective operating budget proposals that, while increasing state spending, didn’t rely on new taxes. Democratic leaders in the House had hinted at raising the state’s real estate excise tax as part of their efforts to fund affordable housing. That proposal, House Bill 1628,... Read More...
Governor signs Warnick livestock ID bill on ‘Beef Day’ State Sen. Judy Warnick is from Washington’s ag country and has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the state’s second largest industry. Today the governor signed legislation sponsored by Warnick, Senate Bill 5439, to support livestock identification efforts. The soon-to-be law will remove fees and make other sustainability improvements to the program.... Read More...
Senate passes Warnick legislation to improve transparency, efficiency for state’s only irrigation and rehab district Washington state passed legislation in 1963 allowing irrigation districts that met certain requirements to become irrigation and rehabilitation districts, with the purpose of bolstering irrigation systems and improving shoreline health. To date, the only such district in Washington is in Moses Lake, represented by state Sen. Judy Warnick. She sponsored... Read More...
Warnick’s bipartisan livestock ID bill clears state Senate During the state Senate’s first full week of floor votes, the body approved a bipartisan proposal sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick focused on improving the state’s livestock identification program. Senate Bill 5439, which was approved unanimously, would remove fees and makes other sustainability improvements. “We need the oversight body of... Read More...
Public safety, affordability and more Greetings from Olympia, Things are really starting to pick up here in Olympia as this past Friday we reached a milestone called the fiscal committee cutoff. This is first of a few deadlines that narrows down what legislation may ultimately become law. The work in the Ways and Means Committee,... Read More...