Archive

28 Feb
0

MyNorthwest: Bill requiring consent for pelvic exams in Washington gets bipartisan support

Doctors and medical students performing pelvic exams on unconscious women without permission: It may sound crazy, but it’s actually been a widespread practice across the country for decades. It’s an invasive and personal medical procedure that even in the best ...

Read More
27 Feb
0

House approves Liias bill requiring informed consent for pelvic exams

OLYMPIA – Legislation to prohibit health care providers and medical students from performing pelvic exams on women without informed consent was approved unanimously today by the House of Representatives. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), said Senate Bill 5282 ...

Read More
24 Feb
0

Brother and sister serve as pages in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Siblings Aaron Lee and Chloe Lee served as pages in the Washington State Senate during the week of Feb. 17. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) sponsored the siblings’ ...

Read More
20 Feb
0

Another great session putting people first

This is Marko Liias, your state Senator from the 21st Legislative District. If you’re getting this message from me for the first time, welcome! I like to send a few updates while the Legislature is in session to help you ...

Read More
An unpainted Boeing 737 Max at the company’s factory in Renton, Wash.Credit...Lindsey Wasson for The New York Times
19 Feb
0

NYT: Boeing, to Fend Off Sanctions, Backs Ending State Tax Breaks

Moving to end a threat of international trade sanctions against Boeing, lawmakers in Washington State on Wednesday introduced legislation that would eliminate tax breaks for the plane maker. The World Trade Organization concluded last year that Boeing benefited from unfair ...

Read More
Sen. Marko Liias on the Senate Floor
18 Feb
0

Liias bill expanding financial aid to undocumented students wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that would create a new state financial aid program for undocumented students was approved by the state Senate today by a vote of 34-14. “We know that our undocumented students want ...

Read More
14 Feb
0

VOTE Act aimed at boosting young voter turnout gets Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that aims to increase voter participation among young adults was approved Thursday by the Senate on a vote of 28-19. “We have to do more to bring down barriers for young people to participate in our ...

Read More
13 Feb
0

Liias bill encouraging healthier beverage options for kids passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that would require restaurants in Washington to offer healthier drink options for any children’s meal on the menu that includes a beverage was approved by the Senate on Thursday. “With this bill, we’re asking all of ...

Read More
11 Feb
0

Liias MVET compromise wins committee approval

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers on the Senate Transportation committee approved SB 6606 today, a measure introduced by state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that seeks to keep light rail construction in the Puget Sound area on track while also implementing a fairer ...

Read More