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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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Carlyle appointed, sworn in to represent 36th LD as Senator

Carlyle appointed, sworn in to represent 36th LD as Senator

SEATTLE – Reuven Carlyle was appointed by the King County Council to serve as the Washington state senator for the 36th Legislative District. Following the confirmation of the appointment on Thursday, Carlyle was immediately sworn into office. “I am honored to accept this appointment,” said Carlyle. “I am fortunate to serve one of the most educated, engaged and progressive legislative districts ...

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