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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April 17, 2023

Legislature failed most important task this session, says Warnick

Votes against watered-down police pursuit bill After failing to vote on its own police-pursuit fix, the Democrat-led state House of Representatives recently acted on the proposal sent over from the Senate. After amending the legislation, the House passed Senate Bill 5352 by a vote of 57-40. The watered-down version received...
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April 14, 2023

Warnick bill to support rural dental school signed by governor

Yakima-area program’s faculty recruitment gets a boost State Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation, Senate Bill 5113, was signed into law today by the governor during a ceremony at the Capitol. The measure removes regulatory barriers for dental schools, particularly the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, to recruit out-of-state...
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April 13, 2023

Warnick rejects last-minute Democrat property tax-hike plan

The House and Senate have unveiled their respective operating budget proposals that, while increasing state spending, didn’t rely on new taxes. Democratic leaders in the House had hinted at raising the state’s real estate excise tax as part of their efforts to fund affordable housing. That proposal, House Bill 1628,...
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April 06, 2023

Governor signs Warnick livestock ID bill on ‘Beef Day’

State Sen. Judy Warnick is from Washington’s ag country and has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the state’s second largest industry. Today the governor signed legislation sponsored by Warnick, Senate Bill 5439, to support livestock identification efforts. The soon-to-be law will remove fees and make other sustainability improvements to the program....
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March 07, 2023

Senate passes Warnick legislation to improve transparency, efficiency for state’s only irrigation and rehab district

Washington state passed legislation in 1963 allowing irrigation districts that met certain requirements to become irrigation and rehabilitation districts, with the purpose of bolstering irrigation systems and improving shoreline health. To date, the only such district in Washington is in Moses Lake, represented by state Sen. Judy Warnick. She sponsored...
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