November 08, 2023

Belfair Bypass is subject of Thursday town hall meeting

Sharp increase in gas prices will be major legislative issue in 2024 Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. MacEwen’s subscribers Nov. 8, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. MacEwen’s email, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, For the 35th Legislative District, the Belfair Bypass has been a long time...
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October 12, 2023

35th District lawmakers to hold town hall on Highway 3 Freight Corridor (Belfair Bypass) project

OLYMPIA – 35th District lawmakers will host a town hall meeting Nov. 9 in Belfair to put the spotlight on the soon-to-launch Belfair Bypass project on State Route 3. Sen. Drew MacEwen and Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture will be joined by representatives of the state Department of Transportation. State officials will discuss the project...
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September 21, 2023

35th District lawmakers, Mason County community leaders celebrate groundbreaking on final phase of Oakland Bay Restoration project

  For more than a decade, Mason County officials, community members, and leaders of the Squaxin Tribe have worked with 35th District lawmakers to secure funding for the West Oakland Bay Restoration and Conservation project. On Sept. 15, Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, joined those longtime...
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July 20, 2023

Governor’s attack on oil refiners diverts attention from real cause of high gas prices, MacEwen says

Inslee’s cap and trade program gives Washington the most expensive gasoline in the nation Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, Republican lead on the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee, responded Thursday to a proposal from Gov. Jay Inslee targeting what he calls ‘monster profits” by oil refiners. Inslee was the prime...
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May 09, 2023

Governor signs MacEwen bill to boost funding for rural domestic violence shelters

Urban residents seek refuge at Shelton’s Turning Pointe shelter, other rural facilities A bill to boost funding for rural domestic violence shelters, inspired by Shelton’s Turning Pointe facility, was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5398 is part of a multi-year effort by Sen. Drew MacEwen,...
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April 27, 2023

2023 Legislature ends with some progress

No agreement on drug issue could force special session Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Drew MacEwen’s subscribers April 27, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. MacEwen’s e-newsletter, click here.  See my video update on the 2023 legislative session! Click here to watch. Dear friends and neighbors, Our 2023...
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April 24, 2023

Belfair Bypass stays on track, public works projects for 35th District win approval in Legislature’s final hours

Lawmakers adjourn 2023 session after passing transportation, capital and operating budgets OLYMPIA – Final budgets approved by Washington lawmakers before adjourning their 2023 legislative session keep the Belfair Bypass on track, ensure adequate funding for rural domestic violence shelters like Shelton’s Turning Pointe, promote early learning programs in the Shelton...
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April 18, 2023

MacEwen domestic violence bill passes Legislature, goes to governor

Shelton’s Turning Pointe, other rural shelters would get boost under new formula OLYMPIA – Washington lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that aims to improve funding for rural domestic violence shelters, inspired by the case of Shelton’s Turning Pointe shelter. Senate Bill 5398, sponsored by Sen. Drew MacEwen,...
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April 12, 2023

MacEwen critical of Senate Democrats’ proposal to triple annual property tax growth

Illustrates management failure, disturbing trends in Washington state government Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, released this statement following the last-minute introduction of a bill in the state Senate by majority Senate Democrats that would allow annual property tax increases to triple. Senate Bill 5770, introduced Tuesday, is sponsored by 20 of...
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