42nd District Senator Sefzik pushes bill that would cut gas tax… Democrats would rather go home on time.

  Sefzik makes 9th Order motion on Senate floor March 8, 2022. To see video, click here.   By moving for the 9th Order, a motion allowing the full Senate to bring a bill to the floor, the freshman senator attempted a parliamentary maneuver usually entrusted to the most wizened of lawmakers. OLYMPIA – A proposal from Sen. Simon Sefzik to give Washington consumers a $1 billion break on fuel costs was shot down ...

Emergency Powers Reform: Rep Shewmake blames Republicans for wanting to debate.

Brandi Kruse podcast  on Democrat Sharon Shewmake   Brandi Kruse Republicans and the Emergency Powers Reform Bill   The following exchange is from a Facebook Post by Rep. Sharon Shewmake of the 42nd District and Charlie Crabtree of the Fourth Corner. Republicans Killing Time or Democratic Party Censorship: You decide... Rep Sharon Shewmake 42nd Leg District Democrat Bellingham Sharon Shewmake: "Last day before cutoff and I learned that SB 5909: Emergency ...

Is The Ferndale Aluminum Smelter coming back? Sefzik on Capital Budget funding

Intalco “We did very well in the Senate’s capital budget proposal,” Sefzik said. “I am especially excited about the $10 million appropriation for Intalco. Restart is looking more and more like reality.” They include funding for the missing link of the Jim Kaemingk, Sr. Trail in Lynden, and a pump station and housing for the developmentally disabled in Blaine. All told, the Senate capital budget proposal provides $11.8 million for the 42nd ...

Washington State Dept of Ecology twice says NO to North County Flooding Solutions…

Ecology Official: Sediment Removal is NOT an option to reduce flooding in the Nooksack Basin...  Confusion seems to rein on helping Whatcom County with solutions to its flood concerns.  Ecology Floodplain Mgmt Staff says No to a Sediment Removal option and then a department  "statement"    contradicting their own staff member  claims "all" options are available... Read on and listen to the PODCAST.  It begins at about 14:30 Minutes.  You Decide... Here is a ...

Ben Elenbaas Raises 32K since campaign began.

Here is a list of his PDC Contributions In a press release from the Ben Elenbaas for State Senate in the 42nd District campaign... the campaign states it has collected $32,000 for its campaign. He has also earned the "public endorsement of both conservative Whatcom County Councilmembers, Kathy Kershner and Tyler Byrd. More from the press release: Republicans in the 42nd face a set of very real challenges: In 2018, Democrats won the House seat ...

City of Blaine: Small Towns letter to state officials “might not represent the best solution”

Mayor of Blaine: Some of our council members felt very strongly that this letter might not represent the best solution. You Decide.   WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Some small city mayors in Whatcom County sent the following letter to the heads of 4 state agencies asking them to implement water management solutions addressing floods, drought and other problems that they say have damaged their communities in the past year.   From: January 28, 2022 ...

Senator Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd Senate seat in the Legislature.

  Sen. Simon Sefzik at the Washington State Capitol, January 21, 2022. Youngest state senator Simon Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd legislative seat.    (FERNDALE, WA) State Senator Simon Sefzik (R-42) officially announced today that he will run to retain the 42ndDistrict State Senate seat, a position previously held by Sen. Doug Ericksen who passed away in December.  Senator Sefzik released the following statement.  “I’ve already shown an ability to work ...

State Senate Brief report: 6 Items in 5 Minutes

Republicans in the Senate Report on 6 Items in just 5 minutes... Listen in... Senator Linda Wilson, Vancouver Washington Play the Podcast here:  LISTEN Easier for Violent Criminals to get at clemency. Sen Linda Wilson,(Vancouver) Senator Jeff Holy(Spokane) and Senator Judy Warnick,(Moses Lake) explain why Republican Senators think this is a bad idea. Washington is 2nd in the United States in theft per capita at 2.7 Billion.  Senator Mike Senator Mike ...

Elenbaas To Run for State Senate!

Councilman Ben Elenbaas of the 5th Council District that runs along the north Coast of Whatcom County has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Senator Doug Ericksen as the Senator for the 42nd Legislative District.  The Primary will be August 2nd and the last day to file for all offices in Whatcom County is May 20th. Full Statement HERE:

How does the legislature work: “Cutoff Days” and their meaning for Bills becoming law.

CUT OFF DATES for the 2022 Legislative Session...   January 10, 2022 First Day of Session February 3, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) in house of origin, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees. February 7, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them ...

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