January 09, 2023

Governor’s new stand against homeless camps leaves senators wondering: What took so long?

Governor’s new stand against homeless camps leaves senators wondering: What took so long?   Unless drug enforcement is restored, Senate Freedom Caucus says governor’s $4 billion proposal doubles down on failure OLYMPIA – Members of the Senate Freedom Caucus say the governor is finally telling Washington what it wants to...
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December 16, 2022

Wilson reintroduces tow-truck safety measure, urges action in 2023 session

Emergency-scene deaths prompt Wilson proposal for rear-facing blue flashers OLYMPIA – As tow-truck operators and bystanders continue to die on Washington roadsides, Sen. Jeff Wilson is reintroducing a proposal to heighten safety at highway accident scenes. Senate Bill 5023, pre-filed for introduction in the 2023 legislative session, would allow tow-truck...
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September 09, 2022

Governor’s plan to rescind emergency order comes much too late, Wilson says

Emergency powers reform will remain issue for Legislature in 2023, says Republican lead on state government committee OLYMPIA — Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that he will rescind his declaration of emergency for COVID on Oct. 31, two years and...
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July 01, 2022

State’s largest small-business association honors Sen. Jeff Wilson

OLYMPIA – The state’s leading small-business organization is honoring Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, with its top award for small-business support. The National Federation of Independent Business, with 7,000 members in the state of Washington, presents its biannual Guardian of Small Business Award based on lawmaker voting records. “It’s great to...
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June 13, 2022

WA leads nation in catalytic converter theft, and Wilson says Legislature must continue crackdown

Thefts increase 10,000% as Washington earns top honors in national crime statistics Wilson, Senate leader on issue, offers solutions OLYMPIA – Washington state is Number One in catalytic converter theft, according to a new report on national crime statistics, and Sen. Jeff Wilson says the Legislature better be ready to...
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June 09, 2022

Outrageous court decision on race will become issue for Legislature, Wilson declares

After state Supreme Court says laws should be enforced differently based on race, Wilson calls for legislation reaffirming equal protection of the law to all citizens OLYMPIA – A new court ruling that gives official sanction to racial discrimination is one of the Washington Supreme Court’s most reprehensible rulings of...
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March 11, 2022

Governor welches on offer to meet with Republicans, discuss COVID numbers

Spokesman says Inslee will break a promise made in front of television cameras, reporters Senators say governor’s reversal shows disrespect for news media, Legislature Video of Feb. 28 news conference clearly shows Inslee promised to meet with Republicans to discuss COVID numbers. To see video, click here. OLYMPIA – Gov....
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March 09, 2022

Legislature gives final OK to bill cracking down on catalytic converter theft

Wilson led fight in Senate for tough new measure Last month, as lawmakers negotiated the catalytic converter bill, someone parked a car across the street from Sen. Jeff Wilson’s house in Longview. Within days thieves had it up on blocks, the wheels were stripped and the catalytic converter was lopped...
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March 08, 2022

Freedom Caucus accepts Inslee invitation, waiting for response from governor

At Feb. 28 news conference, Inslee offered to let Republicans inspect his COVID numbers – senators are waiting for governor to schedule meeting To read letter, click here. OLYMPIA – A group of Washington Republican senators say they want to take the governor up on his offer last week to...
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