Getting involved in the 2021 legislative session Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature has officially convened for its 2021 session. This year we are meeting virtually, except for the few legislators in caucus leadership positions who must be physically present to comply with constitutional requirements. This first week wasn’t without its challenges, but I’m pleasantly surprised with... Read More...
Warnick urges easing COVID restrictions for physical activities As the science related to COVID-19 and understanding of the virus continue to progress, state Sen. Judy Warnick is urging changes to restrictions that were put on fitness centers and youth sports in mid-November. In a letter to the governor’s office, Warnick and Senate Republican colleagues point to the detrimental... Read More...
Warnick urges stiff penalties for Inslee’s apple maggot gaffe In an effort to console eastern Washington communities devastated by wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee recently stopped for a public event in the town of Malden. During his remarks, Inslee offered words of encouragement and a seemingly benign gift – a box of apples picked from his own yard. However, the... Read More...
Legislature approves job-saving tax credit for aerospace refurbishing The state Legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 6068, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and co-sponsored by her seatmates, Reps. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. The bill keeps proven tax incentives for large airplanes undergoing modification work in Washington. Hundreds of family-wage jobs will continue thanks to the tax... Read More...
Taking a Stand Greetings from Olympia, A great deal has happened in the Legislature since I last wrote to you. As I mentioned in my previous newsletter, the Senate was voting on bills to send to the House. I’m very pleased that a couple of bills that I sponsored were approved and will... Read More...
Aircraft-repair tax incentive soars through Senate Washington is synonymous with the aerospace industry, and not just the Puget Sound area. Hundreds of family-wage jobs exist elsewhere in the state thanks in part to tax policy supported by legislation from state Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake. Her Senate Bill 6068, which was approved on the next-to-last day... Read More...
Fairness for state Fish and Wildlife officers State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are a sometimes-overlooked-but-important part of Washington state’s law enforcement community. That is why state Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake sponsored Senate Bill 5481, which would reform how these officers are treated when it comes to collective bargaining and puts them on par with... Read More...