Author Archives: oheersink

11 Jun
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Let’s work together to reduce air pollution

I’m so happy to share with you a great opportunity to help reduce dangerous air pollution in communities across the Puget Sound region. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is offering grant application assistance through funding from the Climate Commitment ...

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15 May
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Work with Washington State Ferries!

Here’s a great opportunity to help start an exciting and rewarding career with Washington State Ferries.   Washington’s ferries are as iconic as they are beautiful, but they’re also a critical mode of transportation for thousands of Washingtonians each day.  That ...

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24 Apr
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Summer learning opportunities

With summer fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to share with you all some great educational opportunities available for students living in our area.  Future transportation leaders needed!  Washington is unlike any other state for so ...

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18 Mar
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Liias inclusive learning bill signed into law

OLYMPIA — Legislation to ensure the stories of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians are taught in schools was signed into law Monday.  Senate Bill 5462, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds), requires school districts to adopt curriculum that covers inclusive, age-appropriate materials that ...

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07 Mar
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Transportation budget that prioritizes public safety, preservation and ferries heads to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA — The Legislature on Thursday passed the supplemental transportation budget (HB 2134), a $14.6 billion plan which prioritizes public safety, preservation and maintenance of existing infrastructure and investments in the ferry system.   “After a thorough negotiation process, I am ...

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06 Mar
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Liias, Chief Illyn collaborate on amendment to protect City’s park ranger and animal control officer positions

OLYMPIA — Earlier this year Mukilteo Police Chief Andy Illyn approached Sen. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds) with an idea to better define what it means to be a peace officer in Washington state and help all officers in the state better ...

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29 Feb
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Washington deserves and needs a world-class ferry system

Our iconic ferries are one of the many things that make our state unique and beautiful. But our ferries are also an essential part of the day-to-day life of tens of thousands of Washingtonians.  This vital mode of transportation allows ...

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29 Feb
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Major upgrades coming to local early learning facilities

OLYMPIA — The Department of Commerce announced recently that four local early learning centers were awarded grants through the Early Learning Facilities (ELF) program and will soon see major upgrades.  “There is nothing more beneficial to a young learner’s development ...

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23 Feb
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Committing to the Climate Commitment Act

Friends and neighbors,  We need to talk about I-2117. This initiative would repeal the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and blow a $4.5 billion hole in the transportation budget, devastating funding for ferries, transit, safe routes to schools, safer sidewalks, bike ...

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20 Feb
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Transportation budget focuses on ferries, traffic safety, green investments

OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Marko Liias unveiled the 2024 supplemental transportation budget, Senate Bill 5947, a $14.6 billion proposal which prioritizes public safety, preservation and maintenance of existing infrastructure and investments in the ferry system.  “Our ...

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