March 03, 2023

Warnick’s bipartisan livestock ID bill clears state Senate

During the state Senate’s first full week of floor votes, the body approved a bipartisan proposal sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick focused on improving the state’s livestock identification program. Senate Bill 5439, which was approved unanimously, would remove fees and makes other sustainability improvements. “We need the oversight body of...
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March 02, 2023

Public safety, affordability and more

Greetings from Olympia, Things are really starting to pick up here in Olympia as this past Friday we reached a milestone called the fiscal committee cutoff. This is first of a few deadlines that narrows down what legislation may ultimately become law. The work in the Ways and Means Committee,...
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February 22, 2023

Senate unanimously approves Warnick legislation boosting dental schools

Warnick’s first bill of the session will help Yakima-area program As the Legislature begins its first stretch of floor votes on proposals, the state Senate today unanimously approved Sen. Judy’ Warnick’s first bill of the 2023 legislative session, Senate Bill 5113. Brought to Warnick’s attention by the Pacific Northwest University...
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January 31, 2023

Virtual Town Hall

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting citizens from the 13th District to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues related to the 2023 legislative session. The remote town hall meeting will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Those who...
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January 20, 2023

The 2023 Session is Under Way…

Greetings Friends, As a result of the 2020 census, the 13th District was recently redrawn to reflect changing demographics. That means for many of you receiving this e-newsletter, your representation in Olympia may have changed. The map below shows the previous district, which included all or parts of four counties....
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May 15, 2022

What we learned from the 2022 Legislative Session

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March 31, 2022

Bill passage sets stage for local silicon manufacturing

MOSES LAKE — A tax break for solar manufacturers championed by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, passed nearly unanimously during the recent legislative session and is sitting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk awaiting his signature. “I don’t see where he is scheduled to sign it,” said Warnick about Senate Bill 5849,...
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February 07, 2022

Capacity grants for local meat processors now available

OLYMPIA… During the height of the COVID pandemic, State Sen. Judy Warnick worked to secure funding for a bourgeoning and much needed alternative to large meat processing facilities who were hit hard by the virus. Closures around the country led to shocks in the meat supply causing prices to spike...
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January 13, 2022

Unconscionable: WSDOT refuses help to clear snow from roads in Kittitas County

Central Washington Sens. Judy Warnick and Curtis King issued this statement regarding the state Department of Transportation’s refusal to let Kittitas County road crews help clear snow on state highways in the county after a major snowstorm last week: “We are shocked and very disappointed that the state Department of...
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