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...
Walsh bill extending Walla Walla watershed program sent to governor OLYMPIA – The state House gave final approval Thursday to a bill extending the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, sending the bill to the governor to be signed into law. Senate Bill 5352, sponsored by Sen. Maureen Walsh, continues the watershed planning effort through June 30, 2021. Launched in 2009,... Read More...
Who says we need a tax increase? The following op-ed appeared in the Prosser Record-Bulletin and the Dayton Chronicle the week of April 1. By Sen. Maureen Walsh Something seems to be missing this year in the Washington Legislature as legislative Democrats seek the biggest tax increase in Washington history. Where’s the explanation? There’s no financial crisis.... Read More...