September 02, 2021

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...
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August 18, 2021

Has state agency destroyed 88 million public records that could bear on $1.1 billion unemployment fraud?

Wilson seeks answers from Employment Security Department OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson is seeking answers from the state Employment Security Department following a news account indicating that it may have destroyed 88 million public records, including those that might shed light on last year’s massive unemployment fraud. Last week, KIRO...
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August 11, 2021

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...
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August 06, 2021

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,...
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July 15, 2021

Wilson appointed to state ‘Sunshine Committee,’ will consider public records exemptions

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, has been appointed to the state ‘Sunshine Committee,’ the state panel that recommends which official records should be subject to public release, and which ones should remain confidential. Wilson, ranking member on the Senate State Government and Elections Committee, was appointed to the Public...
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June 22, 2021

Statement from Sen. Jeff Wilson on death of Mark Doumit, forestry leader, former senator

Sen. Jeff Wilson released the following statement Tuesday on the death of Mark Doumit, executive director of the Washington Forest Protection Association and former Democratic senator from the 19th Legislative District. Wilson, R-Longview, currently holds the 19th District Senate seat. “Mark Doumit was a problem-solver, and a leading voice for...
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June 16, 2021

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...
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May 19, 2021

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...
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April 28, 2021

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...
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