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We're nearing the homestretch of the 2015 legislative session. Both the House and Senate have passed their respective budget proposals (more on that below) and negotiations are ongoing.

April 14, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about differences between the House and Senate operating budget proposals and how the Senate proposal would not raise taxes.

April 13, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about the House Democrats' operating budget proposal and transparency in the public hearing process.

April 6, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about the anticipated release of the House Democrat’s operating budget proposal and the need for the Legislature to avoid tax increases and make the state live...

March 30, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about the Equal Pay bill and how it will mostly benefit attorneys while being punitive to employers.

March 23, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about how greater numbers of Republicans in the House have changed the dynamics of passing bills and has given Republicans a stronger voice in negotiations.

March 16, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about her concerns with several bills that would impact local employers, including one that would raise the state’s hourly minimum wage to $12, and a proposal...

March 9, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, discusses concerns with the governor’s low-carbon fuel standards proposal and legislation that would add a fee to local hospitals.

March 2, 2015

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Feb. 27, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks with KXLY's Rick Rydell about GOP opposition to a favored bill of Gov. Jay Inslee that would raise the cost of manufacturing and potentially send business...

Feb. 19, 2015