Category Archives: News Release

15 Mar
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Sen. Carlyle delivers remarks reflecting on his journey in the Legislature

Here are my remarks on the Senate floor reflecting on my journey in the Legislature. I could not be more grateful for the honor of having been your partner in service.

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08 Mar
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Sen. Carlyle’s Remarks on SB 5532 — Prescription Drug Affordability

OLYMPIA— SB 5532 passed the Legislature yesterday and will establish the Drug Affordability Board to help identify prescription drugs that are priced above a certain threshold. Prescriptions are the fastest growing part of insurance premiums. These high drug prices disproportionately ...

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15 Feb
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Senate Approve Funding for Move Ahead Washington

OLYMPIA – The Senate on Tuesday passed SB 5974— Move Ahead Washington, which would allocate $17 billion over 16 years to prioritize the transportation sector of our state with robust, unprecedented investments with a clear mission to reduce our carbon ...

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13 Dec
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Carlyle’s ‘Cash for Lawn Clunkers’ bill provides up to $200 to purchase new electric law mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers and more

A bill to reimburse people for switching from old, loud and polluting gas-powered lawn equipment to zero-emission, all-electric tools was introduced Monday by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. By simply turning in ...

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13 Dec
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Carlyle introduces ‘climate resiliency fee’ on global banks’ fossil fuel investments

A state report estimates that Washington state taxpayers spent more than $1.2 billion in the 2019-2021 biennium on climate resiliency costs from forest fires to floods, ocean acidification to heat domes. Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, ...

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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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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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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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