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Nelson: Senate Democrats resolute against fear and division

  • November 17th, 2016

State Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, released the following statement in response to recent actions by members of the Senate Republican Caucus following the presidential election:

Nelson: Hill’s passing a tremendously sad day for our state

  • November 1st, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the news of the passing of Sen. Andy Hill:

“Today’s news leaves us all with heavy hearts. We are devastated to learn of Senator […]

Nelson: A positive revenue forecast is great news for our state and for Washington’s one million school kids

  • September 21st, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following Wednesday’s news that state revenue is expected to rise $334 million this biennium and $125 million in 2017-19:

Nelson: Despite budget deal, work on education is far from over

  • March 29th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Tuesday issued the statement below following the passage of the supplemental operating budget and the completion of the 2016 legislative session:

Nelson: Senate Republicans start backing away from “irresponsible” budget

  • March 11th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the latest Senate Republican budget proposal that backs away from devastating cuts to mental health, and other critical state services:

“I’m pleased to see that […]

Nelson: Senate Republicans completely miss the mark on education

  • February 24th, 2016

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following the unveiling of the Senate Republican budget:

“The Senate Republicans have ignored key issues important to the vast majority of Washingtonians all year. Their budget […]