Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – March 23, 2015 March 23, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, We are expecting a budget proposal from the House of Representatives today. In the Senate we are focused on building a sustainable and balanced budget.We have $3 billion more revenue coming to the state and should prioritize our state’s spending. We need to... Read More...
Warnick appointed to drought committee as governor declares emergency Sen. Judy Warnick has been appointed to the Joint Legislative Committee on Drought. Her selection came ahead of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Friday-morning declaration of a drought emergency for the east side of the central Cascade Mountains. “I spoke with the Department of Ecology about the impending drought declaration and am glad... Read More...
13th District lawmakers to host telephone town hall March 23 Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call and ask questions over the telephone and participate in surveys. To participate, residents... Read More...
Senate adopts Warnick bill to modernize animal disease traceability Beginning in 2011, the Washington State Department of Agriculture implemented the Animal Disease Traceability to better track animals and locate instances of disease. Senate Bill 5733, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, was approved in a nearly unanimous vote Monday. The measure would implement an electronic livestock transaction system. “We are... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – March 9, 2015 March 9, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are moving quickly here in Olympia. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the legislative session. We have been working late into the evening voting bills off of the Senate floor. This year the House of Representatives goes first... Read More...
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... Read More...
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...