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31 Jan
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Liias sponsors slate of bills expanding access to college

OLYMPIA – Continuing his efforts to make the college dream a reality for more students across the state, State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) is sponsoring several bills during the 2020 legislative session designed to remove barriers and expand access to college. “Obtaining a post-secondary education has become increasingly important ...

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26 Jan
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Everett Herald: Lawmakers renew attempt to reform Sound Transit car taxes

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are talking again about reducing the motor vehicle excise tax that helps fund Sound Transit expansion. But leaders of the regional transit authority are cautioning, again, against leaving them without an adequate stream of dollars to build ...

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Sen. Marko Liias in committee
22 Jan
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Liias bill encourages healthier beverage options for kids

The Senate Health and Long Term Care committee held a public hearing today on a bill from State Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, that would require restaurants to offer healthier drink options for any children’s meal on the menu that includes ...

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15 Jan
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MyEdmondsNews: Liias introduces legislation to help increase voter participation among young adults

State Sen. Marko Liias this week introduced Senate Bill 6313 — the Voting Opportunities Through Education (VOTE) Act — a measure aimed at increasing voter participation among young adults. “Every voice needs to be heard to maintain a strong democracy,” said ...

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Sen. Marko Liias on the Senate Floor
15 Jan
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VOTE Act aims to boost turnout among young voters

OLYMPIA – At a time when several states are making concerted efforts to restrict the voting rights of residents, lawmakers in Washington state are once again focused on expanding access to democracy to as many eligible voters as possible. This ...

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