Former Rep. Matt Shea's Email Updates


The fight for freedom continues in Olympia. I have introduced and/or co-sponsored 22 bills in an effort to lower taxes, ensure less government, and promote more freedom. Many have received hearings...

Feb. 7, 2013

This year's scheduled 105-day session convened Jan. 14 when Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen administered the oath of office to 98 lawmakers in the state House of Representatives....

Jan. 25, 2013

2012 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW BUDGET AND JOBS It is good to be back home in the Spokane Valley after the Legislature adjourned early Wednesday morning, April 11, following an all-day and overnight...

April 26, 2012

BUDGET AND SPECIAL SESSION UPDATE A special session is into its second week following adjournment of the regular session March 8 in which the Legislature failed to approve supplemental operating and...

March 21, 2012

Today, a small minority in Washington state is celebrating while the rest of citizens across the state are wondering what the future will hold for families and religious liberties. At a...

Feb. 14, 2012

The Legislature adjourned its special session last Wednesday after 17 days in which very little was accomplished to address a $2 billion budget shortfall — which was the reason the governor...

Dec. 20, 2011

In my last e-newsletter in September (https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/news/shea-e-newsletter-11-09-27/), I told you the governor had called a 30-day special session to begin Nov. 28 to address a budget shortfall that is now expected...

Dec. 5, 2011

I wanted to take a few moments to provide an update from the Legislature and to discuss concerns with the state budget. The state's quarterly revenue forecast was released Sept. 15....

Sept. 27, 2011

E-ALERT – The Legislature has adjourned! I'm glad to be back home in Spokane Valley following adjournment of the 30-day special session Wednesday night. OPERATING BUDGET The House passed an operating...

May 27, 2011

Session Review and Special Session Update The regular session of the Legislature adjourned last Friday, April 22 (day 103 of the scheduled 105 days), without two critical pieces of legislation: the...

April 29, 2011