Mona In The News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Stranger: Washington Considers Bill to Stop Karens and Kens

The Stranger: Washington Considers Bill to Stop Karens and Kens

I understand that some consider "Karen" a sort of sexist slur, but unfortunately there's just no other way to describe Senate Bill 5135, which allows people to sue when someone falsely calls the cops with the intent to "unlawfully discriminate ...

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Crosscut: Bad credit shouldn't mean higher insurance rates, WA official says

Crosscut: Bad credit shouldn't mean higher insurance rates, WA official says

Like many people, Cheryl Richmond has struggled to pay her bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. After losing her job in February, she missed two mortgage payments before she worked out a new financial arrangement with her bank. Months later, Richmond was ...

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Sen. Das featured in NW Asian Weekly

Sen. Das featured in NW Asian Weekly

Sen. Mona Das was featured on May 3 in Northwest Asian Weekly. She told the publication about her dream of holding elected office, and how she made that dream a reality.

“We have ...

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