We can’t tax our way to prosperity March 14, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, We have reached a significant deadline in the legislative process, and have spent the past week and a half working late into the night voting on bills before the cutoff this past Wednesday. This means that only bills that were approved by their respective chambers... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings from Olympia, I hope that you are faring well after this most recent spate of winter weather. The state Legislature’s work has been slowed considerably, even seeing the cancellation of business this past Monday. We are fast approaching a deadline, so now that operations are back to normal, there... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The first week of the 2019 legislative session has been a whirlwind. This past Monday, I was sworn-in for another 4-year term. It is an honor to continue to serve you in the state Senate. On Tuesday, the governor outlined his priorities for the legislative session.... Read More...
The Results are In Before the legislative session began, I sent out a newsletter with a survey asking for your input. Here are the results. I will be working hard to ensure our district is heard, and will be a voice for restraint when it comes to spending your tax dollars.   Read More...
What to expect in the 2019 legislative session Dec. 21, 2018 Greetings Friends, It has been awhile since connecting with you due to election-year restrictions, but those have ended and I will be sending out more regular updates. In my first newsletter, I want to take a moment to recognize the great people who call our district home.... Read More...
13th District Legislators holding listening sessions in Lincoln Co. Sen. Judy Warnick and Reps. Matt Manweller and Tom Dent will be holding informal meetings throughout Lincoln County to gain insights from constituents and discuss the recent 2018 legislative session. Below are locations and times for the tour on May 8. Lincoln Co. residents are encouraged to attend.   Odessa... Read More...
Warnick animal inspection bill signed by governor Gov. Inslee signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick in a ceremony Tuesday. Senate Bill 6369 removes an exemption on veterinary inspections of animals brought into Washington state. Under current law, importers are exempt from an inspection if an animal is delivered to a feedlot, slaughter plant or livestock market... Read More...
Warnick seed certification bill signed by Governor Thursday, the governor signed Senate Bill 6278. The new law, introduced by Sen. Judy Warnick, will provide greater flexibility to the state Department of Agriculture regarding how it uses fees collected for certifying agricultural, vegetable and flower seeds. “It is vital to our state’s agricultural industry that we have a... Read More...
The Legislature adjourned, Sine Die March 12, 2018 Greetings from Olympia, The 2018 legislative session concluded on time, March 8. The short sessions are an opportunity to develop what’s referred to as a supplemental budget. The state budgets on two-year cycles, called a biennial budget, which we adopted last year and takes us through 2019. The... Read More...