Author Archives: sdcadmin

05 Apr
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At-risk youth could receive relief through Senate ID bill, budget grant

Homeless and at-risk youth could receive critical help as a result of two Senate measures awaiting consideration in the House, Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, said today. Both measures would extend the reach of Cocoon House, a nonprofit that helps homeless ...

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22 Mar
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Why we should close wasteful tax loopholes

Everyone knows we need to find a way of fully funding K-12 education across our state, and we also know the price tag will not be cheap. But what if I told you there was a way to fund our ...

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21 Mar
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Democrats’ bills would improve transit agencies on multiple fronts

Democratic senators introduced five separate reforms today to address frustration surrounding how Sound Transit 3 is handling car tabs. Senate Bill 5905, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, would adopt a new formula for assessing the value of vehicles ...

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15 Mar
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House to hear Liias bill to improve students’ digital citizenship

In-school strategies to help students navigate the pitfalls of digital media and communication would be reviewed and improved by legislation scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m. tomorrow by the House Committee on Education. Senate Bill 5449, sponsored by Sen. ...

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08 Mar
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Liias: Levy cliff bill ‘a huge, huge victory for our local schools’

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, issued this statement today following the Senate’s passage of legislation to postpone the so-called levy cliff that would have resulted in massive budget cuts to K-12 schools across the state. “This is a huge, huge victory ...

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07 Mar
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Senate passes Liias bill to reduce ID costs for teens without addresses

Teens who lack home addresses because they face homelessness and related hardships could purchase identicards at cost under legislation that passed the Senate 47-2 and is now awaiting consideration in the House of Representatives. “The mere possession of an ID ...

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28 Feb
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Senate passes Liias bill to reduce incidence of bicycle injuries, deaths

A bicycle safety advisory council would be established under legislation that passed the Senate unanimously today and is now headed to the House for consideration there. Senate Bill 5402, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, would create the Cooper Jones ...

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27 Feb
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Liias: Our state penalizes low-income taxpayers

As we all know only too well, middle-class dollars don’t go as far as they once did — we’re being squeezed more than ever to pay for the various public services that ensure the health, safety and prosperity of our ...

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26 Feb
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Hear the give-and-take from our telephone town hall

On Thursday, my 21st District seatmates and I had the privilege of answering constituents’ questions during a town hall meeting via telephone. You can hear the discussion by clicking this link. On a related note, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom ...

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16 Feb
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Liias, colleagues: A business in Washington ‘doesn’t get to discriminate’

The members of the Washington State Legislature’s LGBT caucus jointly released the following statement today on the state Supreme Court’s decision in Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers: “This morning, our state’s highest court unanimously confirmed discrimination is always wrong. While Washington’s ...

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