January 27, 2021

Action needed on restaurant, small-business reopenings, Wilson says

Ranking Republican on State Government committee moves for vote OLYMPIA – Washington must act quickly to reopen small businesses that have been shuttered by the COVID-19 lockdown, says Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, following an effort in committee Wednesday to bring the issue to a vote. During a meeting of the...
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January 20, 2021

Legislature sees massive outpouring of support for safe business restart, Wilson says

Huge number of sign-ups lead ranking Republican on Senate committee to call for additional hearing on bill to reopen restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues OLYMPIA – An outpouring of frustration with Washington’s COVID lockdown restrictions greeted lawmakers Wednesday as they held their first hearing on the issue, ten long months after...
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January 19, 2021

More than 1,000 sign-ups so far for hearing on reopening state economy

Bipartisan bill to move state to “Phase 2” gets Senate hearing Wednesday OLYMPIA – More than 1,000 people have signed up so far for a Senate hearing Wednesday on reopening businesses that have been shuttered by the state’s COVID lockdown, demonstrating the issue is one of the state’s top concerns,...
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January 18, 2021

Remarks on Martin Luther King Day resolution

Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, was among senators who spoke Jan. 18 to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King. To see video, click here. “Thank you, Mr. President. What an honor today to be speaking to honor a great, peaceful leader. [He was] noted for many things on his leadership style,...
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January 15, 2021

Hearing set Wednesday on bill to reopen small businesses; Wilson encourages testimony

Bill would move state to “Phase 2,” allowing restaurants, gyms, entertainment to reopen OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, a bill that would launch the phased reopening of the Washington economy gets a hearing before the Senate State Government and Elections Committee, and ranking Republican member Jeff Wilson is encouraging southwest Washington...
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January 11, 2021

New 19th District senator Jeff Wilson takes his seat in state Senate

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, newly elected to represent Southwest Washington from the 19th Legislative District, took his seat in the state Senate Monday – in his office, not on the Senate floor. COVID precautions this year prevented the usual swearing-in ceremonies on the Senate floor Monday as the...
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