Sometimes the Legislature just goes too far       Note: The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and the Dayton Chronicle during the first week of March. By Maureen Walsh I’m sure many of you have been wondering, so let me explain why I voted against the Happy Meal bill. Senate Bill 6455 aims to address the alarming... Read More...
Looming power shortage is ‘killer argument’ against dam-breaching Note: The following op-ed appeared in the Tri-City Herald, the Prosser Record-Bulletin and the Dayton Chronicle during the month of February. Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River, one of four dams targeted by breaching advocates. Credit/Wikimedia Commons By Maureen Walsh The case for breaching the Snake River dams was... Read More...
As 2020 session opens, is Olympia really listening? Note: The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and the Dayton Chronicle: By Sen. Maureen Walsh, Rep. Bill Jenkin, Rep. Skyler Rude Tax collections are booming, but some in Olympia think record revenues are not enough. OLYMPIA – As the Washington Legislature settles in at the state Capitol for... Read More...
Sen. Maureen Walsh won’t seek re-election Longtime Walla Walla lawmaker will serve out term, through January 2021 OLYMPIA – State Senator Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, is announcing she will not seek re-election to her seat, but will complete the last year of her term, which ends Jan. 11, 2021. Walsh’s impending retirement will mark the end... Read More...
On Senate floor, Walsh talks about nursing bill, furor On April 23, Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, rose to a “point of personal privilege” on the Senate floor, to discuss House Bill 1155 and public reaction to remarks made on the floor last week. To see video of speech, click here. Walsh spoke during the Senate’s final debate on... Read More...
Wages the wrong focus in effort to help disabled The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and Dayton Chronicle during the week of April 22. By Sen. Maureen Walsh One of the biggest challenges we face in Olympia, when we try to fix something, is to make sure we don’t make things worse. You’d be surprised how often... Read More...
Walsh issues statement regarding House Bill 1155 Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, issued the following statement regarding her remarks on the Senate floor April 16 during debate on House Bill 1155: “I want to offer my heartfelt apologies to those I offended with my comments on the Senate floor last Tuesday. I was tired, and in the... Read More...