On Tuesday, the Washington State Legislature’s Democratic caucus unveiled a $16 billion proposal funding a suite of transportation projects intended to be completed over the next 16 years, through 2038. The proposal represents both a dramatic shift from the proposals of years past, with a significant increase in the amount of state funding that would be allocated toward transit, walking, ...Read More
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Sen. Reuven Carlyle wants to see millions in investments in State Route 99 in Seattle.
SEATTLE — A neglected portion of Seattle's Aurora Avenue may finally get some attention and investment.Community members joined city and state leaders for a walking tour near the Oak Tree Village shopping center on Sunday. Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) said he put the event ...Read More
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. News & World Report story here.Read More
By The Seattle Times editorial board
Difficult times such as these can present extraordinary opportunities. With vision and creativity, Washington lawmakers can tackle the state’s daunting transportation infrastructure and make headway on reducing carbon emissions. And they could help drive the state’s economic recovery.
The case is strong just for infrastructure investment. Though the state hiked gas taxes to pay for the ...Read More
Competing efforts to enact landmark climate change legislation have fractured the state’s environmental coalition and Olympia’s all-powerful Democratic caucus, with some activists arguing that the proposal pushed by Gov. Jay Inslee shortchanges minority and low-income communities.
Questions of equity and trust have prompted a prominent environmental-justice coalition to oppose a cap-and-trade bill requested by Inslee. The Washington Climate Commitment Act, which ...Read More
Join your 36th Legislative District lawmakers for a "remote" town hall meeting on the major issues of the 2021 legislative session! Your citizen legislature has been considering action on a variety of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and the environment, consumer data privacy, behavioral health, housing affordability, the state's upside-down tax structure, and many other important issues that impact ...Read More
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 sponsored the legislation for three years running." You can read the full story here.Read More