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Carlyle announces state funding for Magnolia, Queen Anne & Ballard schools

Carlyle announces state funding for Magnolia, Queen Anne & Ballard schools

Senate budget includes $20.1M for Seattle Schools as House negotiations begin OLYMPIA – In addition to nearly $1.1 billion for school construction statewide, Seattle Public Schools would receive a special allocation of $20.1 million dollars for school construction projects in the 2017 capital budget passed by the Washington State Senate, according to Sen. Reuven Carlyle. “As Seattle grows, thousands of additional kids ...

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Legislature takes key step forward on education with Senate passage of ‘levy cliff’ bill to prevent loss of levy dollars

Legislature takes key step forward on education with Senate passage of ‘levy cliff’ bill to prevent loss of levy dollars

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate passed a major bill to prevent the loss of hundreds of millions in local levy dollars currently funding schools. Addressing Senate Bill 5023, extending Washington state’s impending “levy cliff,” Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, released the following statement: “I am thankful that our colleagues heeded the call of countless parents, teachers, and school administrators to ...

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36th Legislative District legislators respond to Seattle Public Schools budget shortfall

36th Legislative District legislators respond to Seattle Public Schools budget shortfall

Seattle Public Schools is facing a $74 million budget shortfall and may be forced to increase class sizes, cut special programming and disrupt staffing as described in a letter sent out from the district. “I am so sad that we haven’t been able to fix the levy cliff in time to prevent these changes from being enacted,” said Rep. Gael ...

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36th Legislative District town hall to be held March 11

36th Legislative District town hall to be held March 11

Who: State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, State Rep. Gael Tarleton, and State Rep. Noel Frame (36th Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting When: 11:00 AM -  12:30 PM Saturday, March 11th Where: Leif Erikson Lodge 2245 NW 57th St. Seattle, WA 98107 Why: To meet with constituents to discuss issues and answer their questions about the current legislative session.

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36th District delegation hails naming of capitol campus building after Helen Sommers

36th District delegation hails naming of capitol campus building after Helen Sommers

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, Rep. Gael Tarleton, and Rep. Noel Frame celebrated the passage of a measure on the floor of the House that will name a new capitol campus building after beloved former 36th District Rep. Helen Sommers. “It is a profound honor to have directly succeeded Helen’s 36 years of service in Olympia and I could not ...

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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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