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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

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

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

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, took issue with Gov. Inslee's proposed energy tax scheme today, saying it relied on sketchy science, limited studies, broad...

Dec. 17, 2014

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

Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly short give a detailed outline of the job-creation policies they support in the Legislature and how the governor and House Democrats would rather create a larger...

April 12, 2013

Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly short believe the Legislature must focus its efforts on measures that promote private-sector job creation in Washington state. The lawmakers explain a few of the House...

Feb. 26, 2013

National Federation of Independent Business gives 7th District lawmakers Guardian of Small Business Award The state's largest small business advocacy group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), recognized Reps. Joel...

May 8, 2012

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for her efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment...

April 19, 2012

  By Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short It's not rocket science to figure out that folks need work. Our state's unemployment rate is now a staggering 9.2 percent. More than...

Dec. 28, 2009