Category Archives: News Release

21 Mar
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Democrats’ bills would improve transit agencies on multiple fronts

Democratic senators introduced five separate reforms today to address frustration surrounding how Sound Transit 3 is handling car tabs. Senate Bill 5905, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, would adopt a new formula for assessing the value of vehicles ...

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15 Mar
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House to hear Liias bill to improve students’ digital citizenship

In-school strategies to help students navigate the pitfalls of digital media and communication would be reviewed and improved by legislation scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m. tomorrow by the House Committee on Education. Senate Bill 5449, sponsored by Sen. ...

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08 Mar
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Liias: Levy cliff bill ‘a huge, huge victory for our local schools’

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, issued this statement today following the Senate’s passage of legislation to postpone the so-called levy cliff that would have resulted in massive budget cuts to K-12 schools across the state. “This is a huge, huge victory ...

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07 Mar
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Senate passes Liias bill to reduce ID costs for teens without addresses

Teens who lack home addresses because they face homelessness and related hardships could purchase identicards at cost under legislation that passed the Senate 47-2 and is now awaiting consideration in the House of Representatives. “The mere possession of an ID ...

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28 Feb
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Senate passes Liias bill to reduce incidence of bicycle injuries, deaths

A bicycle safety advisory council would be established under legislation that passed the Senate unanimously today and is now headed to the House for consideration there. Senate Bill 5402, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, would create the Cooper Jones ...

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03 Nov
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Aerospace Futures Alliance names Liias ‘Legislator of the Year’

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Aerospace Futures Alliance for his support of the nearly 1400 aerospace companies that make up Washington’s aerospace industry.

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21 Mar
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Sen. Liias: Washington consumers deserve to know if our state’s environmental laws were broken

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, has requested in a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson that his office investigate Exxon Mobil Corp. to determine if the company has violated Washington’s environmental or consumer protection laws. The request stems from media reports ...

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02 Mar
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Legislature passes Liias bill to let students transfer college credits

Students will be able to apply class credits earned at four-year institutions of higher learning to earn degrees at two-year schools, as a result of legislation passed today by the House. Senate Bill 6354, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, ...

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15 Feb
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VIDEO: Three ways to reduce student debt

VIDEO: Three ways to reduce student debt

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10 Feb
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Liias: Transgender people deserve ‘same basic rights as everyone else’

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, released this statement today regarding the attempt by Senate Republicans to pass of legislation to remove protections for transgender men, women and children in Washington state. You can watch his floor speech on this issue here. ...

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