Category Archives: Uncategorized

07 May
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VOTE Act: boosting youth voter participation

At a time when several states are making concerted efforts to restrict the voting rights of residents, lawmakers in Washington state are again focused on expanding access to democracy to as many eligible voters as possible.

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07 May
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Financial aid opportunities for undocumented students

I’m so proud to live in a state like Washington that has been a leader in providing opportunities for immigrants. Undocumented students want to pursue the same opportunities and we want to help the state meet the degree attainment goals ...

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05 Jun
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Mariner Community Campus project moves forward, search for location commences

A coalition of Snohomish County organizations has announced the completion of a state funded needs assessment affirming the necessity of a new space providing a comprehensive set of resources for the Mariner community. Led by Sno-Isle Libraries, the Snohomish Health ...

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07 Jun
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How media literacy can help students discern fake news

This PBS NewsHour report during Education Week focuses on media literacy programs made possible by teacher Claire Beach and legislation by Sen. Marko Liias. To watch the report, click here or on the icon below:

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17 Apr
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As Trump holds out, Senate Democrats request AG opinion on requiring presidential candidates’ tax returns

Senate Democrats today requested a formal opinion from Attorney General Bob Ferguson on the state’s ability to condition ballot access on whether presidential candidates release their federal tax returns. “As millions of Americans fulfill their civic duty this week by ...

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05 Apr
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At-risk youth could receive relief through Senate ID bill, budget grant

Homeless and at-risk youth could receive critical help as a result of two Senate measures awaiting consideration in the House, Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, said today. Both measures would extend the reach of Cocoon House, a nonprofit that helps homeless ...

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22 Mar
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Why we should close wasteful tax loopholes

Everyone knows we need to find a way of fully funding K-12 education across our state, and we also know the price tag will not be cheap. But what if I told you there was a way to fund our ...

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27 Feb
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Liias: Our state penalizes low-income taxpayers

As we all know only too well, middle-class dollars don’t go as far as they once did — we’re being squeezed more than ever to pay for the various public services that ensure the health, safety and prosperity of our ...

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26 Feb
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Hear the give-and-take from our telephone town hall

On Thursday, my 21st District seatmates and I had the privilege of answering constituents’ questions during a town hall meeting via telephone. You can hear the discussion by clicking this link. On a related note, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom ...

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16 Feb
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Liias, colleagues: A business in Washington ‘doesn’t get to discriminate’

The members of the Washington State Legislature’s LGBT caucus jointly released the following statement today on the state Supreme Court’s decision in Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers: “This morning, our state’s highest court unanimously confirmed discrimination is always wrong. While Washington’s ...

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