Vaccine mandate concessions for special groups show political science driving governor’s decisions, says Wilson OLYMPIA…Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, released the following statement in reaction to reports that at least one union has been able to negotiate concessions to the governor’s vaccine mandate, which requires certain Washingtonians to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 or lose their livelihoods. “Washington’s legislators represent the people – all... Read More...
Wilson: Kreidler statement destructive approach during these extraordinary times OLYMPIA…The hostility of a recent statement put out by Washington’s insurance commissioner greatly concerns Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, who shared the following comments in response to Commissioner Kreidler’s inappropriate comparison of Republicans to the terror organization, the Taliban. “We are in extraordinary times of duress and are dealing with troubling... Read More...
Governor’s new vaccine mandate cruel to public employees, Wilson says OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s new “get vaccinated or get fired” mandate for state employees is cruel, says Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview. The new rule, announced Monday by the governor, requires state workers to obtain vaccinations for COVID-19, or face termination. The order applies to all employees in agencies under... Read More...
New law forces Longview police to fight crime with rocks, Wilson says Longview senator among lawmakers calling for special session to fix law enforcement legislation OLYMPIA – An incident in Longview Wednesday demonstrates why changes are needed pronto to new laws restricting police weapons and tactics, says Sen. Jeff Wilson. In a dangerous confrontation with a suspect holed up in a house,... Read More...
Government failed Cowlitz County on methanol project, say senators OLYMPIA… The state senators representing Cowlitz County say the loss of a proposed $2.3 billion methanol plant at the Port of Kalama is another example of state government being out of touch with the needs of families and employers across the state. “The leaders at the port, the people at... Read More...
19th District lawmakers to host virtual town hall meeting, May 25   Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Lawmakers will review the 2021 legislative session and provide constituents the opportunity to ask questions. Topics may include the... Read More...
Income tax sweeps Senate Freedom Caucus ‘Galloping Gertie’ Awards Awards ceremony honors ‘epic fails’ of 2021 legislative session OLYMPIA – The new income tax passed by majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature earned top honors in the first annual Galloping Gertie Awards, presented by the Senate Freedom Caucus to honor the biggest fails of the 2021 legislative session. The... Read More...