Category Archives: News Release

09 May
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Legislation to protect trans youth seeking life-saving care signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – Transgender youth who are not safe at home and seeking life-saving care can depend on Washington for safe shelter.   Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) Senate Bill 5599 ...

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09 May
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Liias legislation to streamline student data transfer signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) legislation to streamline the process of student data transfer to higher education institutions was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday.   Senate Bill 5593 is ...

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09 May
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Tolling authorization bill marks next step in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2023  OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) legislation to authorize tolling on the Interstate 5 Bridge has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.   Passage of Senate Bill 5765 is the next step ...

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25 Apr
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Liias legislation improves equity in Washington State Ferries workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2023  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) legislation to address diversity, equity, and staffing concerns within the Washington State Ferries (WSF) workforce on Tuesday.   Senate Bill 5550 requires WSF to ...

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13 Apr
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Legislation to protect trans youth seeking lifesaving care passes the House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 13, 2023 Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Legislation to protect transgender and at-risk youth seeking gender-affirming or reproductive care passed the House on Wednesday.  Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) Senate Bill 5599 affirms that ...

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05 Apr
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Senate passes transportation budget focused on safety, workforce, green investments

The Senate on Wednesday passed House Bill 1125, the 2023-25 transportation budget. The $12.9 billion plan invests in traffic safety, expands the state patrol and ferry workforces, funds green transportation options, and keeps work on schedule for transportation projects big ...

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04 Apr
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Legislation to protect workers on state highways signed into law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2023   Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias’s (D-Everett) bipartisan legislation to protect workers on Washington’s highways was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday.   Senate Bill 5272, ...

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30 Mar
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Liias bill increasing access to HIV medication signed into law 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar. 30, 2023  Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) bill increasing access to HIV medication into law on Thursday.   The Washington Department of Health’s Early Intervention Program ...

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29 Mar
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Senate unveils $12.9 billion transportation budget focused on safety, workforce, green investments

The Senate on Wednesday announced details of the 2023-25 transportation budget, a plan totaling $12.9 billion in investments across the state. The proposal focuses on traffic safety, workforce expansion in the state patrol and ferry system, electrification, transit and other ...

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27 Mar
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Washington Senate Democrats to release transportation budget proposal 

OLYMPIA – Members of the Senate Transportation Committee will release their 2023-25 budget proposal on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.   The state transportation budget funds various projects across the state – including ferries and passenger rail – and ...

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