Category Archives: News Release

23 Jan
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Bipartisan legislation would spur development near transit centers

OLYMPIA – New legislation introduced in the Washington State Senate could create more opportunity for housing near transit centers, increasing the state’s supply of housing diversity while amplifying recent investments in public transportation. “We’ve made massive investments in public transportation ...

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18 Jan
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Liias bill to reduce fees for branch college campuses heard in committee

OLYMPIA – Students attending branch campuses of public colleges in Washington could see a reduction in fees under legislation introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett).  Senate Bill 5329 would ensure that fees for students attending branch campuses may only be ...

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12 Jan
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Liias bill would enable seniors to retain more income each month

OLYMPIA – Seniors and residents with disabilities in Washington would be allowed to retain more of their hard-earned money every month under new legislation introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett).  “This bill builds on progress we made last year to ...

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02 Dec
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Liias re-elected to lead Senate Transportation Committee

OLYMPIA – Following an internal vote by the Senate Democratic Caucus Thursday, Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) was re-elected chair of the Senate Transportation Committee for the upcoming 2023 session. “I’m honored that my colleagues have continued to place their trust ...

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30 Mar
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Governor signs Liias bill to expand loan forgiveness program

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation to bring relief to the student debt crisis and to expand access to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) program.  PSLF is a federal program that allows borrowers employed full-time in public service ...

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25 Mar
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Governor signs historic 16-Year, $16.9 billion Move Ahead WA transportation package

OLYMPIA –Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Move Ahead WA transportation package, investing in a sustainable and inclusive transportation system for Washington residents. Years of community engagement led to approval of the 16-year, nearly $17 billion package to meet the ...

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24 Mar
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Liias bills to protect vulnerable seniors become law

OLYMPIA – Two bills intended to protect vulnerable seniors and ensure access to long term care services and supports were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee today. Both bills were sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett). SB 5508 ensures that ...

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23 Mar
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Bill to restrict sale of high-capacity magazines signed into law

OLYMPIA – Legislation to limit the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee today. Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that ...

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10 Mar
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Legislature approves historic Move Ahead Washington transportation package

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature gave final approval to a nearly $17 billion transportation package today.   Move Ahead Washington, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D – Everett) and Rep. Jake Fey (D – Tacoma), the respective chairs of the ...

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05 Mar
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House passes Liias bill to restrict high-capacity magazines

OLYMPIA – Legislation to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was approved by the Washington House of Representatives on a 55-42 vote Friday. Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import or transfer of large-capacity magazines that hold more than ...

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