Author Archives: rickm

12 May
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Washington Passed its Cap-and-Trade Climate Legislation. Now What?

SEATTLE—Washington state lawmakers have passed a sweeping set of environmental regulations meant to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 while pumping billions of dollars into the state coffers and addressing environmental racism. You can read the full U.S. ...

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25 Apr
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Legislature passes landmark bills to tackle climate change

A landmark package of environmental bills has cleared both chambers of the Legislature and put the state on a path to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) said today. “Today we take aim at the ...

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09 Apr
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Senate passes landmark bills to reduce carbon, fund transportation

Two major environmental bills passed late Thursday by the Senate would put the state on a path to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while also funding critical green energy efforts in transportation. “Climate change is the moral, economic ...

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04 Mar
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Senate passes SB 5062 — The Data Privacy Act

Sen. Reuven Carlyle explains the need for his Data Privacy Act legislation Wednesday in a floor speech immediately prior to its passage by the Senate on a 48-1 vote. You can watch the speech here.

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03 Mar
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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish historic rights to data privacy

The Washington Privacy Act passed today by the Senate would provide state residents the tools to protect the vast personal information that makes up their digital footprints from being monitored, monetized or used without their permission. “Ultimately, the goal of ...

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26 Feb
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Hackers Seized on the Pandemic. Some States Are Fighting Back.

Washington is working to strengthen our approach to cybersecurity to protect the public’s vital information.  You can read about it here.

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24 Feb
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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish state Office of Cybersecurity

Legislation passed today by the Senate would create a state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to set security policies and develop centralized protocols for managing the state’s information technology assets. Senate Bill ...

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17 Feb
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Carlyle bill provides investment in Pacific Science Center in partnership with Climate Pledge Arena

Legislation passed unanimously by the Senate would enable one of the state’s most successful science programs to sustain and invest in its outreach to students, including those who are limited to remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Bill ...

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09 Feb
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Carlyle bill would establish state Office of Cybersecurity

A state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) would be established within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to set security policies and develop centralized protocols for managing the state’s information technology assets, under legislation heard Tuesday by the Senate ...

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26 Jan
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Why Washington state could finally pass data privacy laws with a bill backed by the tech industry

Geekwire reports today that “Washington state will once again try to pass data privacy regulations akin to Europe and California’s laws this year— and the third time could be the charm, according to Reuven Carlyle, the state senator who has ...

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