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Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

Washington Senate votes to eliminate death penalty

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate today voted 28-19 to eliminate the death penalty in Washington law and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release or parole.

Senate Bill 5339, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), makes Washington statute consistent with a 2018 decision in which the state Supreme Court invalidated the death penalty ...

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Senate committee unanimously approves consumer data privacy act

Senate committee unanimously approves consumer data privacy act

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee today unanimously recommended passage of the Washington Privacy Act, one of the nation’s strongest privacy protection measures based on global standards to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and the government.

The comprehensive act, Senate Bill 5376, reflects central elements ...

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Carlyle introduces comprehensive data privacy protection bill

Carlyle introduces comprehensive data privacy protection bill

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, has introduced one of the nation’s most robust and comprehensive privacy protection measures to strengthen consumer access and control over personal data held by companies and the government. The Washington Privacy Act, Senate Bill 5376, would give Washington residents tools to determine how their personal data is ...

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Carlyle promises bold agenda on climate change in 2019 session

Carlyle promises bold agenda on climate change in 2019 session

RENTON – Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) promised to present a bold agenda to address climate change when lawmakers return to Olympia in January for the 2019 legislative session. Carlyle made the pledge after Senate Democrats chose him to chair the newly reconfigured Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.* “I’m proud to continue tackling the tough issues of building up our energy infrastructure ...

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Carlyle welcomes partnership for sustainable fuel at Sea-Tac Airport

Carlyle welcomes partnership for sustainable fuel at Sea-Tac Airport

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, welcomed the Port of Seattle’s announcement yesterday that 13 airlines – including Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Horizon Airlines, Spirit Airlines and more – have agreed to collaborate on a work plan to give all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport access to sustainable aviation fuel, a low-carbon and sustainably produced biofuel alternative to ...

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36th Legislative District lawmakers to hold ‘drop-in’ town hall

36th Legislative District lawmakers to hold ‘drop-in’ town hall

Who: State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, State Rep. Gael Tarleton, and State Rep. Noel Frame (36th Legislative District) What: “Drop-in” town hall meeting. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window that works for you. When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Where: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107 Why: To meet with constituents in an informal setting to discuss ...

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Governor signs bill expanding extended foster care eligibility

Governor signs bill expanding extended foster care eligibility

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday signed a bill to expand extended foster care eligibility in Washington. Senate Bill 6222, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, will give young adults access to the Department of Social and Health Services’ Extended Foster Care program until the age of 21. Eligibility is currently capped at age 19. Young adults would no longer need to ...

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Carlyle announces $4 million for Coe overcrowding

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 my colleagues in seeking funding for Seattle Public Schools to address critical capacity needs at Coe Elementary and create better learning ...

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Senate passes legislation to abolish the death penalty

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, there are many compelling reasons why Washington should join the 19 other states that have eliminated the death penalty,” Pedersen, ...

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Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access

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 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, establishes high-speed broadband service for all of Washington as a high-priority state concern. ...

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