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2020 Census – it’s time to be counted Dear neighbor, See you in November Because of election year restrictions, this will be my last newsletter until after the results of the November election are certified. These election restrictions not apply to office services. Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can serve you in any way.... Read More...
Part 2: releasing DOC inmates not the right call Dear neighbor, Last week, I shared with you my frustrations regarding Governor Inslee’s decision to release over 1,000 inmates from our state’s correctional facilities. Yesterday, I was joined by law enforcement officials and crime victims for a news conference voice their opposition to Governor Inslee’s planned release of 1,167 prison... Read More...
Dear Neighbor, This week’s newsletter will have an unfamiliar tone. It reflects my frustration with the unfortunate politicization of our current situation. I have tried hard to be supportive of the governor during this extremely difficult time and, in fact, I think many of the early steps we took as... Read More...
2020 session adjourns Dear Neighbor, As the 2020 legislative session comes to a close, I want to thank everyone who has called, emailed and stopped by my office. I have heard from thousands of you this year on issues we are addressing in Olympia. I hope you continue to share your concerns and... Read More...
Protecting your 2nd Amendment Right   Dear Neighbor, Greetings!  As the second week of the 2020 legislative session concludes, I wanted to take a minute to share with you something about which I am very passionate – your Second Amendment rights. As lawmakers, we take an oath to uphold the United States Constitution and I... Read More...
2020 Legislative Session off and running Greetings! It is good to be back in Olympia working for you as the 2020 legislative session convened earlier this week. While this is a short 60-day session, there is still much to be done. Some of my priorities this session include, continuing to serve as the Republican leader on... Read More...
Wagoner sponsors legislation to streamline prison medical procedures Sen. Keith Wagoner has introduced a bill to ensure prison inmates get the medical care they need while incarcerated at Washington state correctional facilities. Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, prefiled Senate Bill 6063, which would require minimum qualifications for a prisoner medical director, set criteria for transferring a patient to a health care... Read More...
Wagoner appointed to workgroup on aerial herbicide applications in forestlands Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, has been appointed to the workgroup on aerial herbicide applications in forestlands. The newly formed workgroup will review roles of all management and regulatory agencies in approving herbicides for use and applications on forestlands in Washington state. Almost 1.8 million acres of federally granted forestlands in... Read More...