Category Archives: News Release

07 Jan
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Liias: Senate Transportation package will not include gas tax

OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias (D- Everett), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, shared the following statement regarding a transportation package today:  “As we begin the 2022 session, I want to be clear that any transportation package I introduce in the Senate this year will ...

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20 Dec
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Liias appointed to Bi-State I-5 Bridge Replacement committee, concurs with Cleveland on bridge

Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), selected by his caucus to chair the Senate Transportation Committee beginning in the 2022 legislative session, will also serve on the Joint Oregon-Washington Legislative Action Committee (JLAC) that is pursuing the development of a new I-5 ...

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09 Dec
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Liias selected to chair Senate Transportation Committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Marko Liias (D- Everett) was chosen to chair the Senate Transportation Committee in an internal vote today by the Senate Democratic Caucus. “It is an honor that my colleagues trust me with this responsibility and have selected me for this position,” said Liias. “As we ...

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13 May
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Four Liias bills signed into law

Four Liias bills signed into law OLYMPIA – Four bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) were signed into law by Governor Inslee on Wednesday. In total, Liias had seven bills approved by the Legislature during the 2021 legislative session. ...

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19 Apr
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Liias: Trans families are welcomed and supported in Washington state

OLYMPIA – As states like Arkansas, Florida, and Texas are considering and passing anti-trans legislation, lawmakers in Washington state are working to protect the rights of those in the trans community. SB 5313, also known as the Gender Affirming Treatment Act ...

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25 Mar
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Liias bill to expand blood donation options to 16- and 17-year-olds approved by the House

OLYMPIA – A bill to expand eligibility for a certain type of blood donation to 16- and 17-year-olds was unanimously approved by the House on Wednesday. SB 5179, sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) would allow people ages 16 and 17 to ...

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25 Mar
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Liias’ Gender Affirming Treatment Act wins House approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that would require health insurers to cover medically necessary gender affirming treatment in their health plans was approved by the House on Wednesday. SB 5313, also known as the Gender Affirming Treatment Act and is sponsored ...

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20 Mar
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 @ 6:05 p.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District delegation: Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Rep. Strom Peterson
What: Telephone town hall meeting
When: 6:05 – 7:05 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021
Where: Calls will go out to thousands of landlines throughout the 21st legislative district. Residents ...

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17 Mar
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Upcoming Telephone Town Hall

Calls will go out to thousands of landlines throughout the 21st legislative district. Residents will be able to listen live and speak with their lawmakers.  Those who do not receive a call can participate by dialing 877-229-8493 and using ID Code 116357. Constituents can also ...

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11 Mar
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Liias bills win Senate approval before key legislative cutoff

OLYMPIA – Two bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) that would open up additional opportunities to go to college for more Washington students were approved by the Senate this week. In total, Liias had nine bills pass off the ...

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