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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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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 affect seniors and those with chronic health conditions. SB 5532 is a modest, responsible step forward on path to lower ...

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Senate Approve Funding for Move Ahead Washington

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 footprint.

“We need to reimagine the power and possibility of our neighborhoods,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle).  “We are going ...

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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

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 any internal combustion engine lawn equipment, individuals and business will be eligible for reimbursement vouchers equaling up to $200 for all-new, ...

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Carlyle introduces 'climate resiliency fee' on global banks’ fossil fuel investments

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, Energy & Technology Committee, will introduce a bill in the 2022 legislative session imposing a modest new climate resiliency fee ...

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Legislature passes landmark bills to tackle climate change

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 moral, economic and social issue of our time — climate change,” said Carlyle, the chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & ...

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Senate passes landmark bills to reduce carbon, fund transportation

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 and social issue of our time,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. “We ...

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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish historic rights to data privacy

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 this historic legislation is to make it as easy to get your data out of the black hole of the Internet ...

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Senate passes Carlyle bill to establish state Office of Cybersecurity

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 5432 , which passed unanimously, was developed in response to a security breach involving Accellion, a third-party vendor used by ...

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

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 5080, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), would give the Pacific Science Center the flexibility to allocate funds to help ...

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