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Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers

By Tim Sheldon | Published on February 06, 2015
OLYMPIA… A bill sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon that reduces legal-defense costs for taxpayers cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee Thursday, its first important hurdle. Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments – the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. Legal... Read More

Sheldon bill gives motorcyclists right to ‘split lanes’

By Tim Sheldon | Published on February 02, 2015
OLYMPIA… A measure sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, allowing motorcyclists to pass between cars in traffic jams got its first hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Senate Hearing Room 1. Senate Bill 5623 makes it legal for Washington motorcyclists to pass between cars when traffic is slow or at... Read More