Category Archives: News Release

09 Apr
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Capital Budget funds Shin Center, key parks and water projects

A new Boys & Girls Club along with parks projects in Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Edmonds and at Lake Stickney are funded in the 2015 Capital Budget proposed today by the Senate, Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, announced. A project to renovate Edmonds ...

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04 Mar
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Liias pushes for vote on Voting Rights Act

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, today issued the following statement on Republicans’ objections to bring the Voting Rights Act to the Senate floor for a vote. “Today, after passing a resolution honoring the courageous marchers of Selma and the incredible work ...

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03 Feb
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Liias legislation would improve use of 911 emergency resources

Communities would be able to reduce non-urgent 911 calls, avoiding unnecessary but costly 911 trips and freeing up responders to get to real emergencies, under legislation sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood. Liias’ Senate Bill 5591, heard today by the ...

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30 Jan
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Senator Liias, Councilmember Sullivan team up to propose tax break for green buildings

Owners of certified green homes in Snohomish County could be exempt from additional property taxes for up to 7 years, under legislation developed in cooperation with Snohomish County Councilmember Brian Sullivan and introduced today by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood. “Our ...

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19 Dec
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Liias moves up on transportation committee, gains seat on higher ed

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, has been appointed the assistant ranking member on the Senate Transportation Committee, a move that gives him a role in writing the transportation budget and makes him the second-ranking Democrat on the committee. “This puts me ...

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07 Apr
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Liias leads bipartisan group calling for R&D task force

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, joined with 11 other state legislators today to ask Gov. Jay Inslee form a task force to study make recommendations to the Legislature on the need for tax incentives to encourage innovation. “Next January, for the ...

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13 Mar
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Liias secures funding for Mukilteo transportation projects

This week the Legislature passed its supplemental transportation budget for the 2014 session. While the budget contains no new revenue for significant new investments, Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, secured funding for two key projects in Mukilteo. “Our transportation budget is ...

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31 Jan
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Sen. Marko Liias votes in favor of Washington Dream Act

Today the Senate voted to pass the Washington Dream Act off of the floor. Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, was proud to vote in support of the bill. “I came to the Senate to help break the gridlock and get things ...

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27 Jan
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Liias, Fain, Pettigrew and Manweller introduce bipartisan technology R&D incentives renewal

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle, and Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, introduced legislation in their respective chambers that would renew and extend research and development (R&D) tax incentives for the high technology and bio-technology ...

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23 Jan
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Bills to Reduce Class Size Introduced in Olympia

Calling reductions in class size “critical to fulfilling our mandate to provide a quality education to every child,” Washington State Representative Roger Goodman and State Senator Marko Liias today announced legislation at fully implementing the student-teacher ratios recommended by the ...

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