Category Archives: News Release

19 Feb
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Liias bill to allow public deposits with credit unions in all 39 counties wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Senator Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that would enable more partnerships between local governments and community-based credit unions throughout Washington was approved by the Senate by a vote of 40 – 7  on Tuesday. Under current law, ...

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16 Feb
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st Lawmakers to host Virtual Town Hall

The 2021 legislative session is underway, and lawmakers have already approved $4 billion in COVID-19 economic relief for families and small businesses, with additional relief measures to follow. State legislators Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, and Rep. Strom Peterson ...

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05 Feb
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Liias bill to expand blood donation options to 16- and 17-year-olds gets committee approval

OLYMPIA – A bill to expand eligibility for a certain type of blood donation to 16- and 17-year-olds was approved by the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee today. Under current law, 16- and 17-year-olds can donate whole blood ...

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25 Jan
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Senate committee considers Liias bill to restrict large-capacity magazines

OLYMPIA – The Senate Law & Justice Committee held a public hearing on SB 5078 today, which would ban the possession and use of large-capacity firearm magazines in most circumstances. [TVW link] “On the evening of July 30th, 2016, my ...

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21 Jan
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Liias bill would allow public deposits with credit unions in all 39 counties

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Senator Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that would enable more partnerships between local governments and community-based credit unions throughout Washington received a public hearing in the Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee today. [TVW LINK] ...

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02 Dec
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Liias unanimously reelected to top leadership post

OLYMPIA – State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) was unanimously reelected as majority floor leader by his Senate Democratic Caucus peers on Monday, a position he has held since 2017. “It’s an honor to continue as majority floor leader,” said Liias. ...

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04 May
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ICYMI: Senator Liias selected as one of nation’s outstanding rising leaders

Washington, D.C. - Today, State Senator Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) was selected as one of 15 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local elected officials with Honorary ...

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04 May
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, May 6 @ 5:30 p.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District lawmakers, Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom Peterson, and special guest Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. What: Telephone town hall meeting. When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Where: Calls will go out to ...

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30 Mar
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Liias bills signed by governor with more on deck

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee has signed three bills sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) into law since the Legislature adjourned on March 12. Senate Bill 6690 repeals the preferential aerospace B&O tax rate and should stave off retaliatory tariffs on ...

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05 Mar
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VOTE Act aimed at boosting young voter turnout gets House approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that aims to increase voter participation among young adults was approved today by the House of Representatives by a vote of 56-41. “We have to do more to bring down barriers for young people to participate ...

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