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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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Senate passes bills to help youth in foster care or facing homelessness

Senate passes bills to help youth in foster care or facing homelessness

OLYMPIA – The Senate today overwhelmingly approved three bipartisan measures to help children and youth who are in foster care or experiencing homelessness. Senate Bills 6222 and 6223, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, would expand extended foster care eligibility and improve educational opportunities and outcomes. Senate Bill 6274 , sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, would create ...

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Bill to fight ticket bots by requiring licenses passed by Senate committee

Bill to fight ticket bots by requiring licenses passed by Senate committee

OLYMPIA – A consumer protection bill to help prevent computer programs from sweeping up event tickets sold on the Internet and reselling them at inflated prices passed yesterday out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Technology. “Anyone who has gone to a concert, the theater or a ball game knows that there’s a major problem with ticket bots sweeping ...

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Rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee

Rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee

OLYMPIA – A bill designed to expand access to broadband services in rural communities throughout the state was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, creates a new state Office on Broadband Access, launches an advisory group and directs it to identify barriers and opportunities for superfast ...

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Lawmakers approve state construction budget, big investments in 36th District

Lawmakers approve state construction budget, big investments in 36th District

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers in Olympia passed a long-overdue $4.2 billion capital budget last night, funding vital infrastructure projects around the state like public schools, colleges and universities, parks, and environmental projects. This budget includes a record $1 billion for public schools, which will help the state’s 295 local school districts achieve the state’s K-3 class size reduction goals. Lawmakers from the 36th ...

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36th Legislative District town hall to be held January 6

36th Legislative District town hall to be held January 6

Who: State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, State Rep. Gael Tarleton, and State Rep. Noel Frame (36th Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting When: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Saturday, January 6

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Carlyle to chair Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee in new Democratic majority

Carlyle to chair Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee in new Democratic majority

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, will serve as chair on the Energy, Environment & Technology Committee (EET) in the Washington state Senate. Seizing a one-seat majority after a special election victory in Washington’s 45th Legislative District, Senate Democrats will now set the agenda for policy committees and floor voting. Following a year of limited action on pressing environmental issues, the ...

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Legislature passes series of landmark bills expanding opportunity for homeless, foster youth

Legislature passes series of landmark bills expanding opportunity for homeless, foster youth

OLYMPIA – A package of bills passed by the Legislature will expand opportunity, protections and support for homeless and foster care youth. Each of the bills, from those designed to facilitate on-time high school graduation (HB 1444) and greater housing stability (SHB 1867) to those reducing barriers to obtain identification cards (SB 5382) and car insurance (Read More

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