April 23, 2023

Lawmakers OK Aberdeen grade separation and public works across SW Washington

Final budgets approved by Washington lawmakers as they prepared to adjourn their 2023 legislative session include $72 million for a railway-grade separation project in Aberdeen, and $111 million for other public works across Southwest Washington’s 19th Legislative District. Members of the Legislature passed transportation and capital budgets Saturday, a day...
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April 17, 2023

Wilson wind-blade recycling bill goes to governor

OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Jeff Wilson that holds green energy to green standards cleared its last hurdle in the Legislature Monday. Senate Bill 5287 launches a study by Washington State University on the feasibility of recycling wind turbine blades once they have reached the end of their useful...
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April 13, 2023

Sen. Jeff Wilson calls for hearing: Time to replace Lewis and Clark Bridge?

Emergency closure raises concern about 94-year-old structure Lewis and Clark Bridge, Longview. Credit: Cacophony/ CC 3.0 Sen. Jeff Wilson is calling for a legislative hearing on the condition and future of the Lewis and Clark bridge at Longview following its emergency closure this week to repair a fractured floor beam....
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April 08, 2023

Wilson: Rifle ban scapegoats firearms, fails to address fundamental causes of violence

To see Sen. Wilson’s floor speech, click here.  Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, offered the following statement Saturday after passage in the Washington Senate of a bill banning rifles with magazines of ten rounds or more. House Bill 1240 passed the Senate 27-21, all Republicans voting no. The bill now returns...
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April 06, 2023

Wilson tow truck safety bill signed into law

New law allowing blue flashers is prompted by deaths of Longview-area tow operators Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, at Thursday’s bill-signing ceremony at the governor’s office, with members of the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington and their families.   OLYMPIA – A bill signed into law Thursday will send a...
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April 05, 2023

Senate Freedom Caucus ready for last stand in attack on Second Amendment rights

Senators remember Alamo, face overwhelming odds, prepare to defend U.S. Constitution OLYMPIA – As the Washington Senate readies for debate on Democrat-sponsored bills imposing severe new restrictions on gun ownership statewide, members of the Senate Freedom Caucus vow a last-ditch defense of Second Amendment rights. “Right now in the Washington...
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March 30, 2023

Wilson tow-truck safety bill advances to governor’s desk

House passes bill prompted by tragic deaths of Longview-area tow-truck operators OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson’s two-year effort to reduce hazards at roadside accident scenes has landed on the governor’s desk, following unanimous votes in the House and Senate. Senate Bill 5023, sponsored by Wilson, R-Longview, would allow tow-truck operators...
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March 29, 2023

A shocking ruling from the state Supreme Court

People lose, government wins in income tax decision Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Wilson’s subscribers March 29, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. Wilson’s e-newsletters, click here.   Dear friends and neighbors, In this e-newsletter, I’m going to tell you about the most shocking development in Washington politics...
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March 24, 2023

Capital Budget includes $40M building at Lower Columbia College, funding for local projects

Lower Columbia College Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies, Longview. OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Friday passed a capital budget providing $40 million for a new vocational training center at Lower Columbia College in Longview, $8.3 million for improvements to Cape Disappointment State Park, and other public works projects across...
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