Legislature must protect signature gatherers from harassment, senators say
Attack on public’s right to circulate initiatives prompts legislation for 2024 session Sens. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, John Braun, R-Centralia, and Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. OLYMPIA – Lawmakers need to expand protections for initiative campaigns, say Senate Republicans, following an effort to intimidate signature gatherers promoted by the Washington State Democratic...
Hong Kong court dismisses gun charge against Sen. Jeff Wilson
State senator inadvertently brings unloaded revolver on international flight, acknowledges responsibility Gun-possession charges against Washington Sen. Jeff Wilson were dismissed Monday by a Chinese court after the Longview senator was detained in Hong Kong for inadvertently bringing an unloaded firearm in his carry-on luggage. Wilson said he is glad to...
Sen. Jeff Wilson detained, arrested at Hong Kong airport for possession of firearm
OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, was arrested at the Hong Kong airport Friday night after he discovered a pistol in his carry-on luggage and reported it to customs authorities. Wilson has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm. He was released Sunday after posting bail and faces a...
Gas prices, sea-lion threat are among top issues for 2024 session
As Legislature takes a break, we’re getting ready to hit the ground running in January Note: This e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Jeff Wilson’s subscribers Oct. 4, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. Wilson’s e-newsletters, click here. Dear Friends and Neighbors, They say the summer and fall months are the slow...
A gun goes to a museum for the first time in 9 years, due to Wilson legislation
New law sponsored by Sen. Jeff Wilson ends glitch that prevented firearms donations, loans On hand for last week’s donation at the Cowlitz County Museum in Kelso are Hans Schaufus, holding a certificate of authenticity for his 1904 Remington rifle, Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, and museum director Joseph Govednik. OLYMPIA...
Washington state becomes national leader – in overdose deaths
Legislature’s two-year experiment with weak, unenforceable laws against hard drugs brings death across the state, say members of Senate Freedom Caucus OLYMPIA – Washington state has become a national leader in drug-overdose deaths, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and senators say credit goes...
Longview bridge reopens, but what about the future?
Bridge reopens ahead of schedule after four-day closure for major repairs Note: This e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Jeff Wilson’s subscribers July 21, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. Wilson’s e-newsletters, click here. Photo credit: Cacaphony/ CC 3.0 Great news for southwest Washington! The Lewis and Clark Bridge at Longview...
Governor’s attempt to smear oil refiners isn’t working, says Sen. Jeff Wilson
Inslee’s cap and trade program gives state the nation’s highest gas prices, yet governor blames oil companies Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, released the following statement Thursday, responding to Gov. Jay Inslee’s attack on Washington oil refiners at a morning news conference. The governor asserted that oil companies are “price-gouging” by...
Read our 19th District newsletter about the 2023 legislative session
I joined my 19th District seatmates, Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire, in this report about the 2023 session in Olympia. In case you missed it in the mail — you can read it here.