Friends: First off, if you’re getting this e-newsletter for the first time, welcome! I’m Marko Liias, your state senator from the 21st Legislative District. I am one of your voices in the state Legislature in Olympia. I send these e-newsletters a few times a month during the legislative session and periodically when we’re out of session because it’s important you know what your public officials are doing on your behalf. Engaging with my constituents directly is one of my favorite ...Read More
Friends: It’s been a while since my last message. State ethics laws required my official Senate communications to stand down during the campaign season. Now that the elections are over, I’m excited to turn my full attention to the upcoming legislative session and get to work for the people of Washington! A lot has changed in our state since the Legislature was last in session in March. Not only will our 2021 legislative agenda look different compared to previous sessions, but how ...Read More
***UPDATE*** Click here for our COVID-19 Resource Guide. If you did not receive a copy in the mail, you can request one from my office by clicking here. And if you missed our COVID-19 telephone town hall, you can listen to that here.Friends: These are difficult times to say the least. None of us has seen a public health crisis like this in our lifetimes. The coronavirus outbreak has challenged us in many ways, but I am so ...Read More
Friends: I hope you and your family are in good health and safe from the coronavirus. The situation is evolving rapidly, so I encourage you to stay up-to-date with the latest information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Snohomish County Health District. Washington's Joint Information Center just launched a new online portal that will organize helpful information and resources in one location. The site currently has information about what ...Read More
Friends and neighbors: Sadly, public health officials announced yesterday that four more Washingtonians have passed away after contracting coronavirus. I know all Washingtonians mourn their passing and send our condolences to their families and friends in this time of loss. Lawmakers are receiving regular updates from health department officials and I am confident that state and local agencies are taking all necessary actions to limit the spread of the virus and keep us safe. We all must do our part to keep ...Read More
This is Marko Liias, your state Senator from the 21st Legislative District. If you’re getting this message from me for the first time, welcome! I like to send a few updates while the Legislature is in session to help you stay informed on what lawmakers are doing on your behalf. During the rest of the year, I’ll send additional updates to let you know what I’m working on for the next legislative session and to hear about your priorities. If you do ...Read More
I just wanted to send you a quick note to ensure you were invited to join our 21st Legislative District Telephone Town Hall tonight from 6-7pm.
Rep. Ortiz-Self, Rep. Peterson, and I will be answering your questions live in a district wide conversation about the big issues facing the Legislature this year and how we are working to enact your priorities!
You can RSVP by going to https://vekeo.com/whdc21/ or you can call in ...Read More
The last few years have been tough. On the heels of the Great Recession, it feels like the needs of regular people — middle class families like the one I grew up in — have been ignored at the expense of special interests and powerful elites. Congress has spent more time debating new tax cuts for the wealthy than it has spent focused on how to grow an economy that works for all of us. As I returned to Olympia this ...Read More