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24 Feb
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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’ ...

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20 Feb
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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 ...

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19 Feb
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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 ...

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18 Feb
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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 ...

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14 Feb
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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 ...

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13 Feb
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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 ...

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11 Feb
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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 ...

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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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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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