Mona In The News

Auburn Examiner: Washington’s 2022 Legislative Session Opens

Auburn Examiner: Washington’s 2022 Legislative Session Opens

The latest Washington State Legislative session opened Monday, January 10th. The 2022 session is a shortened session, As the second of the two-year biennium, this session will last for 60 days, making it a “short” session.

Due to continued concerns ...

Read More
Environment Washington: Bill introduced to modernize Washington’s recycling system

Environment Washington: Bill introduced to modernize Washington’s recycling system

Olympia, WA — Senator Mona Das introduced the RENEW Recycling Act (SB 5697) on Wednesday January 5th, which would address problems with Washington's waste and recycling systems by holding packaging producers accountable for the waste they are creating. Representative Liz ...

Read More
Sequim Gazette: Legislative session opens Monday; in-person access limited

Sequim Gazette: Legislative session opens Monday; in-person access limited

Addressing the housing shortage was a top priority, one Gov. Jay Inslee is tackling in a recent proposal. Based on bills in the House and Senate that will be introduced by Rep. Jessica Bateman, D-Olympia, and Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, Inslee’s ...

Read More
KNKX: Green Amendment would add ‘healthy environment’ to constitutional rights in Washington

KNKX: Green Amendment would add ‘healthy environment’ to constitutional rights in Washington

Changes to the state constitution are fairly rare, and the bar is high to enact them: a two-thirds majority in both houses of the Legislature, followed by a statewide vote. That’s not stopping two state lawmakers from proposing a ...

Read More
Sightline: Washington Bill Would Legalize Hundreds Of Thousands More Homes

Sightline: Washington Bill Would Legalize Hundreds Of Thousands More Homes

Washington’s proposed companion bills, SB 5670 and HB 1782, prioritized by Governor Jay Inslee and sponsored by Senator Mona Das and Representative Jessica Bateman, would legalize middle housing in three tiers, depending on proximity to transit and city population:  

  1. Read More
Washingtonians Against Waste: Senator Mona Das

Washingtonians Against Waste: Senator Mona Das

Senator Mona Das first started her sustainability journey when she lived in Ireland for a year in 2003. She remembers the first time she went to the grocery store and was stunned that she had to pay five cents for ...

Read More
Sightline: Inslee prioritizes housing bill to deliver more homes Washingtonians want

Sightline: Inslee prioritizes housing bill to deliver more homes Washingtonians want

Washington’s worsening housing crisis calls for an all-hands-on-deck response from the state. The core reason more and more Washingtonians cannot find homes they can afford is that there aren’t enough homes to go around. And a big reason ...

Read More
The Olympian: State legislature weighs reforms to Multifamily Tax Exemption

The Olympian: State legislature weighs reforms to Multifamily Tax Exemption

Olympia is not the only city where the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) has prompted questions about equity. Tacoma also has used the eight-year exemption liberally, granting tax breaks to over 200 projects totaling 8,963 units, only 335 of which are affordable. According ...

Read More
Recycling Today: Washington Senate passes bill to promote recycled content in plastics and reduce expanded polystyrene

Recycling Today: Washington Senate passes bill to promote recycled content in plastics and reduce expanded polystyrene

The Washington Senate approved legislation March 2 that would require increased recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household products; ban expanded polystyrene food ware, recreational coolers and packing peanuts; and require that utensils, straws, cup ...

Read More
Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene

Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene The Senate today approved legislation to require increased recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household products; ban expanded ...

Read More
1 2