State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections

January 13, 2023

Senate panel advances Wagoner bill to recognize history, contributions of Americans of Chinese descent

Click here to watch the full hearing on SB 5000. Today the Senate State Government and Elections Committee voted unanimously to advance Sen. Keith Wagoner’s measure designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month. “Recognizing the history and contributions of Americans of Chinese descent has been and will continue to...
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March 15, 2022

Legislative video update

I invite you to watch my latest legislative video! In this short video, I share information regarding major issues the legislature did and didn’t address during the 2022 session. 
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February 08, 2022

Legislation can improve elections, build confidence

SPECIAL TO THE EVERETT HERALD By Keith Wagoner Unfortunately, the topic of elections is a “trigger” to both ends of the political spectrum. This hampers meaningful communication on how best to preserve and improve our voting system. I believe there is plenty of room in the middle for constructive, incremental...
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February 04, 2022

Latest on salmon recovery and addressing the governor’s emergency powers

Dear Neighbor, Things continue to be very different in this remote session. I especially miss being able to welcome you into my office but am happy to have met many new Zoom friends. It has been great to connect and talk about issues that matter to you and our communities This week...
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January 15, 2022

2022 Legislative session priorities: return balance in Olympia, restore public safety

Dear Neighbor, As we begin a new legislative session, I wanted to thank you for the honor of representing our district in the Washington State Senate. This has continued to be an extremely difficult year for all of us and I am honored to be your voice in Olympia to...
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October 18, 2021

Inslee’s vaccine mandate is blackmail for Washington state workers, says Wagoner

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, issued the following statement addressing the COVID vaccine deadline. “Governor Jay Inslee’s mandate has removed the choice for hundreds of thousands of people to decide for themselves whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To make matters worse, these individuals are now in fear of losing their...
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October 15, 2021

Let your voice be heard! Weigh in on insurance premiums

Dear Neighbor, Earlier this year, the state Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC) issued an emergency rule prohibiting the use of credit scores in determining insurance premiums. I have heard from many of you who have or will soon be seeing significant increases in your insurance premiums because of this ruling....
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September 15, 2021

Senate report sounds alarm about effort to empty prisons, return felons to the street

Read full report here With goal of ‘reducing incarceration,’ governor and Legislature create new public safety risks As if new restrictions on law enforcement weren’t enough, an effort by Washington lawmakers to empty prison cells and return convicted felons to the street is creating new public safety risks across the...
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May 04, 2021

Legislature fails to curb governor’s emergency powers during 2021 session

Dear Neighbor, Finally! The 2021 legislative session has come to an end. While there were some positive outcomes during this mostly virtual session – the poor policies that made it to the governor’s desk far outweigh the good things we achieved. We completed the 105-day session only after enacting record...
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