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Ferguson, Carlyle renew call on Legislature to enact "cooling off" period from lobbying

Ferguson, Carlyle renew call on Legislature to enact "cooling off" period from lobbying

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and state Sen. Reuven Carlyle today reintroduced their government ethics proposal to establish a one-year lobbying prohibition for former high-ranking state officials. The legislation also requires disclosure of where former officials are employed after state service, if they are paid by an entity that does business with or lobbies the state. Under current law, many state officials and employees can ...

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Carlyle appointed to major Senate committees

Carlyle appointed to major Senate committees

OLYMPIA – Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, has been tapped by his Senate colleagues to serve on the budget-writing Ways & Means committee, and will serve as ranking Democrat on the Energy, Environment & Telecommunications committee and on the Human Services, Mental Health & Housing committee. “The 2017 legislative session will be one of the most impactful, pivotal sessions in recent memory,” ...

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Carlyle's bill to help foster youth signed into law

Carlyle's bill to help foster youth signed into law

House Bill 1999 was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee  at the Treehouse Champions for Kids Luncheon on March 30, 2016 at the Seattle Sheraton. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle will help coordinate services and programs for foster youth in order to improve educational outcomes. “We are working to ensure that Washington state’s foster students have the best ...

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Funding to clean up ‘jungle’ homeless camp included in Senate transportation budget

Funding to clean up ‘jungle’ homeless camp included in Senate transportation budget

The 2015-17 supplemental Senate Transportation budget includes a $1 million appropriation to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to clean up and secure the homeless encampment area under Interstate 5 known as the “jungle.” The investment was requested by Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D- Seattle, and members of the Seattle delegation. “Our city has unfortunately seen firsthand that the Jungle is ...

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Carlyle proposes Road Usage Charge pilot project implementation plan

Carlyle proposes Road Usage Charge pilot project implementation plan

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, proposed an amendment to the 2015-17 supplemental Senate Transportation Budget that will use excess federal funding provided by the Puget Sound Regional Council to create a road usage charge pilot project implementation plan as a future alternative to what’s commonly known as the gas tax. “We passed a $16 billion dollar transportation package last session that will ...

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36th LD to host Town Hall Meeting Feb. 20

36th LD to host Town Hall Meeting Feb. 20

Please join Sen. Reuven Carlyle, Rep. Gael Tarleton, and Rep. Noel Frame at the 36th Legislative District Town Hall Meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell Street, Seattle. Constituents will have the opportunity to receive an update from their lawmakers in Olympia, and will be able to ask questions, make ...

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Carlyle closes debate for Democrats against constitutional amendment to eliminate majority rule

Carlyle closes debate for Democrats against constitutional amendment to eliminate majority rule

Sen. Reuven Carlyle closed debate for Senate Democrats in the debate against a constitutional amendment that would require a 2/3rds majority vote to raise taxes. The vote needed a 2/3rds supermajority, or 33 votes to pass. The proposal failed along party lines, 26 to 23. [audio mp3="https://dev2.sdc.wastateleg.org/carlyle/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2016/02/2-12-16_Carlyle-Final-23rds-speech.mp3"][/audio] Transcription: Lt. Gov. Owen: “Sen. Carlyle.” Sen. Reuven Carlyle: “Thank you so much, Mr. President. “To close debate for ...

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Carlyle’s government-to-lobbyist ‘cooling off’ bill fails in House and Senate

Carlyle’s government-to-lobbyist ‘cooling off’ bill fails in House and Senate

A key deadline passed with both House and Senate committees failing to pass legislation—requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson—that would have created a one year ‘cooling off period’ before elected and senior government officials could become paid lobbyists. The bill would have expanded the existing post-public employment restrictions to include a 12-month “cooling off” period before statewide elected officials, state legislators, ...

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Carlyle gives first speech in the Senate

Carlyle gives first speech in the Senate

On Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016, Sen. Reuven Carlyle gave his first official speech on the Senate Floor. Traditionally, new members of the Senate offer their colleagues a small gift when they make their maiden speech. For his gift, Sen. Carlyle had Eltana bagels for the members of each caucus to enjoy. To watch his first speech and the welcome from his Senate ...

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Plaintiffs Frockt & Carlyle: Ruling tossing out I-1366 best for Washington governance

Plaintiffs Frockt & Carlyle: Ruling tossing out I-1366 best for Washington governance

After Thursday’s announcement of the King County Superior Court’s decision striking down Initiative 1366 in its entirety, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, and Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle released the following statement: “Today’s ruling ensures that the legislature will continue to have at its disposal every tool it needs to govern effectively and equitably on behalf of the people of Washington,” said Frockt. ...

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