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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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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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05 Jun
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Mariner Community Campus project moves forward, search for location commences

A coalition of Snohomish County organizations has announced the completion of a state funded needs assessment affirming the necessity of a new space providing a comprehensive set of resources for the Mariner community. Led by Sno-Isle Libraries, the Snohomish Health ...

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06 Mar
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Senate approves legislation providing relief for student debtors

In an effort to address the growing student loan debt crisis, the Senate today passed legislation to establish new student debt refinancing options coordinated by the state and to offer alternatives to conventional student loans. Sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias ...

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05 Mar
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Senate passes legislation to reform non-compete clauses for Washington workers

Legislation limiting the reach of non-compete clauses in employment contracts today passed the Washington state Senate on a bipartisan 30-18 vote. Senate Bill 5478, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), would ensure that employees earning $100,000 a year or less ...

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28 Feb
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21st LD Townhall Tonight!

Friends, I just wanted to send you a quick note to ensure you were invited to join our 21st Legislative District Telephone Town Hall tonight from 6-7pm. Rep. Ortiz-Self, Rep. Peterson, and I will be answering your questions live in ...

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