January 31, 2022

Effort to curb governor’s emergency powers looking bleak, Wilson says

Public interest immense as record numbers register opinions on Senate, House measures OLYMPIA – Bills to place limits on the governor’s emergency powers set new records for public interest Friday and Monday as the measures were heard in legislative committees, but Sen. Jeff Wilson says the prospect of meaningful action...
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January 26, 2022

Deadly accident-scene wrecks on I-5 prompt Wilson safety proposals

Four people dead in SW Washington prompt proposals to reinforce state’s ‘slow-down, move over’ law OLYMPIA – Tragic collisions that killed two southwest Washington tow-truck operators and a pair of stranded motorists last year might have been averted with stronger measures to promote safety at accident scenes, says Sen. Jeff...
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January 24, 2022

Wilson catalytic converter bill gets hearing Tuesday

Longview senator encourages public testimony Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson’s plan to crack down on catalytic converter theft in Washington state gets a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Senate Bill 5495 prohibits resale of used catalytic converters to scrap dealers, except from...
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December 19, 2021

Sen. Jeff Wilson issues statement on passing of Sen. Doug Ericksen

Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, released the following statement regarding the death of Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. Ericksen, 52, died Friday following a month-long illness. “Doug was one of the giants of the Washington Legislature, a fearless voice for the principles he and his constituents held dear. Protection of individual rights...
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December 06, 2021

Wilson bill targets fast-rising catalytic converter thefts

                            Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, and catalytic converter. OLYMPIA – A bill introduced Monday by Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, targets a growing wave of catalytic converter thefts nationally and in Washington state. Senate Bill 5495 prohibits scrap...
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December 01, 2021

19th District lawmakers to host Virtual Town Hall meeting Jan. 15

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, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Those who would like to participate must register in advance for the conference. Lawmakers will preview the 2022 legislative session...
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October 19, 2021

As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign

Mass-termination event is last straw — senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax under Inslee vaccination mandate Follows nearly 600 days of autocratic decisions in ‘emergency’ that never ends Ferries on reduced schedule due to severe staffing shortage, other impacts expected Governor has ignored Legislature, shut...
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September 29, 2021

Governor needs to suspend law launching payroll tax for long-term care, Wilson says

Thousands will miss deadline to avoid badly-designed state insurance plan, will be stuck for life OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee needs to suspend the new state law that will soon force Washington workers into a long-term care insurance plan so badly designed that many will pay taxes but get nothing...
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September 07, 2021

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...
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