Legislative video update
I invite you to watch my latest legislative video! In this short video, I share information regarding this year’s supplemental operating budget and possible improvements to the police reform bills passed last year.
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...
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...
Governor’s salmon recovery plan conflicts with Growth Management Act
Dear Neighbor, It has been a whirlwind start to this year’s short legislative session and an extremely busy week. I want to jump right in and update you on several issues I’ve been working on this week. Governor’s salmon recovery plan conflicts with Growth Management Act Salmon recovery has been an...
Skagit legislators call out hypocrisy on salmon recovery proposal
Ensuring the robust recovery of salmon has become a daunting and politicized task. The latest policy proposal championed by the Office of the Governor is facing sharp criticisms from Skagit County-area lawmakers who view it as an unconstitutional taking of private property that will do nothing to aid the salmon...
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...
Wagoner pleased to see funding in place for Oso Slide Memorial
Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, issued the following statement regarding the Oso mudslide memorial. “I am proud to have helped secure funds in the 2021 capital budget for the 520 Slide Memorial. This memorial will serve as a place where the public, family and friends can come to remember the 43...
Letter to the governor – vaccine mandate for private businesses
Challenge of WSR 21-21-074
Vaccine mandate creates more problems for public safety and Department of Corrections, says Wagoner
Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate will only create a greater public safety risk, says Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley. The mandate, which took effect Oct. 18, requires all employees in agencies under the governor’s control to receive vaccinations for COVID-19 or be terminated from their jobs. Wagoner noted that the...