Category Archives: Sharon Wylie

Ask Sharon 6: Payday Lending & Barrel Tax

Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) responds to constituent emails on the payday lending bill (SB 5899) and on the barrel tax included in the oil train safety bill passed on Friday, April 24, before adjourning Sine Die. She also informs constituents that lawmakers will be starting a special session on April 30 to continue working on an agreement for the budget.  

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Inslee signs Wylie’s “foot spa” bill to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution

OLYMPIA—This morning Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill that imposes new criminal penalties on massage and reflexology business owners who knowingly allow unlicensed practice in their businesses.  This bill is intended to solve the problem of massage practice businesses that are a cover for the sex trade industry. “We have this new law thanks to neighbors and city leaders in my community pulling together and speaking up about a problem that the city of Vancouver did not have … Continue reading

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Bipartisan amendment would provide seed money for bi-state bridge coalition

The Washington State House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would provide $100,000 for the creation of a bi-state legislative work group to seek solutions for a bridge crossing over the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland. Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, who worked with Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, to author the amendment, said it is a new beginning to bring people together two years after some Washington lawmakers rejected the $3 billion Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project. “We knew after the … Continue reading

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Ask Sharon 5: Health care funding & high stakes testing

Rep. Sharon Wylie (D – Vancouver), responds to constituents’ e-mails on protecting health care funding, and on concerns about high stakes testing without getting the desired results.

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49th LD lawmakers to host telephone town hall meeting

Reps. Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Sen. Annette Cleveland, will join constituents over the phone at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, for a telephone town hall. Constituents can participate one of two ways: a wide swath of constituents across the district will receive a call a few minutes before the town hall begins, inviting them to stay on the line; or, if they don’t receive such a call and invitation, they can dial the toll free number 877-229-8493, … Continue reading

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