Author Archives: sdcadmin

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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25 Jan
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VIDEO: The Student Loan Bill of Rights

Sen. Marko Liias explains his Student Loan Bill of Rights legislation and the need to protect college students from spiraling debt and exploitation by unsavory loan servicers.

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16 Jan
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Liias: Assault weapons ‘have no practical use in civilized society’

The sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would be banned under legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood. Similar to legislation passed in New York and Connecticut and upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, Senate Bill ...

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03 Nov
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Aerospace Futures Alliance names Liias ‘Legislator of the Year’

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Aerospace Futures Alliance for his support of the nearly 1400 aerospace companies that make up Washington’s aerospace industry.

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21 Mar
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Sen. Liias: Washington consumers deserve to know if our state’s environmental laws were broken

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, has requested in a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson that his office investigate Exxon Mobil Corp. to determine if the company has violated Washington’s environmental or consumer protection laws. The request stems from media reports ...

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03 Mar
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VIDEO: Why Washington must pass the Voting Rights Act

In his latest Washington White Board, Sen. Marko Liias explains the need to pass the Washington Voting Rights Act.

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02 Mar
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Legislature passes Liias bill to let students transfer college credits

Students will be able to apply class credits earned at four-year institutions of higher learning to earn degrees at two-year schools, as a result of legislation passed today by the House. Senate Bill 6354, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, ...

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