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Governor Jay Inslee has vetoed legislation sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would have helped rural development in the 7th Legislative District.

April 13, 2016

Whether it’s managing our predators in a more efficient way or finding solutions to encourage the next generation of hunters, I’ll continue to work hard to make sure hunting continues to...

March 8, 2016

"I'm always looking for smart, efficient and effective ways to loosen the bureaucratic red tape to help make housing more affordable and some level of development more attractive and attainable for...

Feb. 18, 2016

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy and sponsor of the legislation, said it was important to make sure counties are not isolated when adopting building code rules.

April 25, 2015

Currently, there are two designated climate zones in Washington, delineated between the Western and Eastern parts of the state. Short's bill would keep Northeast Washington from being designated its own...

Feb. 11, 2015

In an unprecedented move, at least as far back as any "old timers" in the Washington State Legislature can remember, the 7th Legislative District saw its clout increased as both members...

Jan. 16, 2015

Under legislation signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington state departments of Ecology and Fish and Wildlife are now required to make public the sources of scientific information relied upon...

March 14, 2014

In counties throughout the state, local officials are in the process of updating their shoreline master programs. Many citizens in the 7th Legislative District living on or near particular shorelines feel...

Dec. 1, 2011