February 13, 2024

Joint 13th District Virtual Town Hall

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting constituents from the 13th District to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. to discuss the 2024 legislative session. The remote town hall meeting will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Those who would like to...
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February 09, 2024

$6 billion property tax increase dead for now

Members of the Senate Republican Caucus have been warning the public about Senate Bill 5770, which would have imposed the largest property tax increase in state history, allowing local jurisdictions to triple the property tax growth rate without a vote of the people. Sen. Judy Warnick offered this statement on...
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February 08, 2024

$6 billion more in property taxes

The Legislature is poised to vote on one of the worst bills of the year. If approved, Senate Bill 5770 would allow annual growth rate of your local property taxes to triple. Local governments would be able to increase your property taxes by up to 3% WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL costing hardworking...
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February 01, 2024

Warnick bill strengthening public-private partnerships for state-managed lands clears Senate

Over 1 million acres across 33 wildlife areas and over 450 waterways are under the management of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The department is tasked with preserving and protecting the state’s vast natural resources and it’s a big job. State Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation would make that...
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January 21, 2024

Update from Olympia

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are moving quickly here in Olympia with over 1,000 new bills introduced in the state Legislature. I’d like to think that many of these proposals are needed to address problems our citizens are facing, but a cursory look reveals some troubling themes that I’ve discussed...
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July 10, 2023

Join me for Town Halls!

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The 2023 legislative session is behind us but there is still a lot going on. During the interim I’m staying busy meeting with constituents here in district and participating in numerous task forces and commissions around the state. During the session my House seatmates and I...
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May 12, 2023

Warnick bill to support Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehab District signed by governor

OLYMPIA… Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Judy Warnick, Senate Bill 5460 was signed into law this week, supporting the state’s only irrigation and rehabilitation district located in Moses Lake (MLIRD). The new law makes needed changes to how these districts operate, aimed at clarifying assessments and improved planning for critical projects....
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April 23, 2023

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...
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April 20, 2023

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...
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