March 04, 2015

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...
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March 03, 2015

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...
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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 25, 2015

Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Feb. 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, It is hard to believe that we are nearly half-way through the 2015 legislative session. We reached a first milestone, Feb. 20, which was the first cut-off. This means that bills must have had a public hearing and be voted out of committee....
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February 18, 2015

Legislative Video Update – Feb. 18, 2015

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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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February 12, 2015

Bill curbing tax dollars on union activities passes committee

Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation to curb the use of public funds for non-public purposes, Senate Bill 5602, moved out of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Wednesday. The bill prohibits public employers from having employment contracts that require public resources to support private activities, such as a collective bargaining representative....
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February 12, 2015

Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Feb. 11, 2015

February 11, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, We are finishing the fourth week of the 2015 legislative session and I am working hard in my committees on bills that make sense for our district and state. I am focusing on common-sense policies that grow jobs, improve our state’s education system...
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February 04, 2015

Legislative Video Update – Feb. 4, 2015

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