2018 Legislative Update
Thank you for taking time to read my newsletter about the 2018 legislative session. As your state Senator, it is important to me that I am representing you well in Olympia. For those who do not know me, I have lived in the 39th Legislative District for nearly all of...
Little comfort from Interior secretary on grizzly reintroduction, Wagoner says
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s appearance in Sedro-Wooley Friday offered little comfort for those concerned about the reintroduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades, said Sen. Keith Wagoner. Zinke told reporters that work on an environmental impact statement is continuing, and that he expects a result by the end...
Watch: Senator Keith Wagoner on TVW’s ‘Inside Olympia’
Senator Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, spoke with TVW’s Austin Jenkins on “Inside Olympia” about what it’s like to be a freshman lawmaker, his background and details about his first legislative session. Click the link below to see the entire show.
Watch: Senator Keith Wagoner Reflects on 2018 Legislative Session
Senator Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, reflects on his first legislative session: his victories in securing funding for important projects in the district, frustrations with the budget that was passed and the continuing battle over water rights in Skagit County.
Wagoner frustrated that budget unnecessarily dips into rainy day fund
Gratified funding for vital 39th District projects is included Now that legislature has reached sine die, meaning the last day of the 2018 session, Republican Senator Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, offered this comment about the 2018 supplemental operating budget, which was developed without bipartisan input and was presented to the Legislature...
Wagoner says bill will infringe on Second Amendment rights
Lawmaker says bill targets everyday hunting rifles used by law-abiding citizens OLYMPIA…As an advocate of protecting Second Amendment rights, Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, has come out strongly against Senate Bill 6620. He pointed to how the title of the proposal hides the fact that it would ban young adults from...
Watch: Senator Keith Wagoner question a pediatric psychologist who was testifying in favor of SB 6620
“Are there any other Constitutional rights that you think should be abridged or amended until your mid 20s, other than the Second Amendment?” Watch Senator Keith Wagoner question a pediatric psychologist who was testifying in favor of SB 6620, a bill introduced just days ago.
Join me for a telephone town hall!
Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, and I, are inviting 39th District citizens to join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a telephone town hall meeting. The community conversation, which is similar to a call-in radio format, will begin at 6 p.m. and last an hour. We will take questions and provide an...
Wagoner laments limited debate on death penalty repeal bill
The Senate voted to repeal the death penalty in Washington State just before the 5 o’clock deadline to approve legislation in the house of origin on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Senate Democrats cut debate short, and legislators were unable to voice their concerns with Senate Bill 6052. Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley,...