Friends and neighbors,
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones! Now that results from the 2022 General Election have been certified, I am beyond honored to serve as your state senator for the 21st District for another term. We’ve accomplished a lot of big wins for our neighbors these last few years, but it’s no secret that we have more work ahead.
As we’re gearing up for the 2023 session, I wanted to take the time to update you on some of my legislative tours from these last few months and provide some helpful resources to help you stay involved.
A busy interim
Even though the Washington State Legislature may be part-time, that doesn’t mean the work comes to a halt when we aren’t in session. This interim, I had the opportunity to visit many different corners of our beautiful state and chat with local leaders about transportation access and the implementation of Move Ahead Washington – our innovative and climate-focused transportation package passed during the 2022 session.
- I had the chance to head to Spokane and learn more about an exciting project to reconnect neighborhoods that had been split by Interstate 90.
- I joined my Republican colleague Sen. Curtis King in his district to learn more about traffic safety needs in Yakima and Central Washington, as well as ongoing projects to improve mobility and safety.
- I headed to Vancouver to meet with the Joint Transportation Committee and talk through more details about the ongoing interstate bridge project over the Columbia River.
By spending time with communities across the state, I was able to hear from so many different voices. Along with important conversations with our neighbors about the issues facing our communities, this interim helped me set my priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
Participate in the legislative process
While the Legislature will be back to mostly in-person operations for the upcoming session, remote testimony will remain in place for residents across the state. That means that you can still have a say in the legislative process without having to make it down to Olympia to testify.
To learn more about how you can make your voice heard this legislative session, head here or click the photo below!
Your feedback and input are such an important part of the democratic process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at Marko.Liias@leg.wa.gov and we will be more than happy to get in touch with you! You can also stay up-to-date by following my official legislative social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.