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21 Feb
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Carlyle announces $4 million for Coe overcrowding

OLYMPIA – Seattle’s Frantz H. Coe Elementary School would receive $4 million for urgently needed capacity and safety upgrades under a supplemental construction budget that Senate Democrats proposed this week, according to Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle. “I’m proud to join ...

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14 Feb
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Senate passes legislation to abolish the death penalty

OLYMPIA – The Senate today passed bipartisan legislation that abolishes the use of the death penalty in Washington state. Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, and Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, released the following statements following passage of Senate Bill 6052. “For me, ...

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14 Feb
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Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access

OLYMPIA – With lightning-fast Internet and 5G service just around the corner, the Washington Senate approved a sweeping bill Wednesday that paves the way for expansion of high-speed broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the state. Senate Bill ...

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12 Feb
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Senate passes bills to help youth in foster care or facing homelessness

OLYMPIA – The Senate today overwhelmingly approved three bipartisan measures to help children and youth who are in foster care or experiencing homelessness. Senate Bills 6222 and 6223, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, would expand extended foster care eligibility ...

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02 Feb
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Video: Carlyle lauds carbon tax as strong investment in energy

Watch Sen. Reuven Carlyle’s remarks on Thursday as chair of the Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee ahead of its vote on Senate Bill 6203, Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon tax proposal. “The global trend around the world is for a ...

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02 Feb
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Bill to fight ticket bots by requiring licenses passed by Senate committee

OLYMPIA – A consumer protection bill to help prevent computer programs from sweeping up event tickets sold on the Internet and reselling them at inflated prices passed yesterday out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Technology. “Anyone who ...

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02 Feb
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Rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee

OLYMPIA – A bill designed to expand access to broadband services in rural communities throughout the state was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, creates a ...

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