Category Archives: News Release

22 Mar
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Liias bill to increase access to HIV medication heads to governor’s desk 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar. 22, 2023  Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias’ (D-Everett) bill to increase access to HIV medication unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday.   The Washington Department of Health receives grant ...

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21 Mar
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Senate budget proposal would invest more than $4.7M in projects across 21st Legislative District 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Mar. 21, 2023   Press Inquiries | 360.786.7298, erin.hut@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Budget leaders in the Washington State Senate proposed a capital construction budget that would invest more than $4.7 million in projects across the 21st Legislative ...

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13 Mar
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Josie Howard serves as page in Washington State Senate 

Josie Howard, a sophomore at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, served as a page with the Washington State Senate the week of March 6. Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) sponsored her week at the Legislature. The page program offers a week ...

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01 Mar
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Bill to safeguard youth seeking protected health services clears Senate

Bill to safeguard youth seeking protected health services clears Senate  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2023   Press Inquiries | 360.786.7853, courtney.james@leg.wa.gov  OLYMPIA – Legislation to support youth seeking protected health care services in Washington passed the Senate on a ...

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01 Mar
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Liias bill to improve young driver safety clears Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to require anyone 25 or younger to complete a traffic safety education course before receiving a driver’s license passed the Senate today on a bipartisan 41-7 vote.    Senate Bill 5583 aims to increase traffic safety in ...

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01 Mar
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Bill to increase housing near transportation centers passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to create more opportunity for housing near transit centers passed the Senate on a bipartisan 40-8 vote today.   Senate Bill 5466, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), provides development targets near light rail and bus ...

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01 Mar
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Bill to increase equity in Washington State Ferries workforce passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Legislation to address diversity, equity, and staffing concerns within the Washington State Ferries (WSF) workforce passed the Senate on a bipartisan 45-3 vote today.   Sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D – Everett), Senate Bill 5550 would require WSF to ...

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28 Feb
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Bill to implement inclusive learning curriculum passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Legislation to implement inclusive learning standards in Washington schools passed the Senate today on a vote of 29-19.  Senate Bill 5462, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), would update learning standards to include the histories, contributions, and perspectives ...

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22 Feb
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Liias bill to implement speed safety cameras in highway work zones clears Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill to authorize the use of speed safety cameras in state highway work zones passed the Washington State Senate today on a bipartisan 47-2 vote. Sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), Senate Bill 5272 aims to increase ...

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21 Feb
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Liias bill to streamline student data transfer clears Senate committee

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) to streamline the process of student data transfer to higher education institutions cleared a key Senate committee last week.   Senate Bill 5593 provides four-year and community and technical colleges in ...

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