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Joint 40th District Delegation Ferry Statement

Joint 40th District Delegation Ferry Statement

Dear Neighbors and Friends, Washington State Ferries (WSF), being our state’s marine highway system, and only transportation option available for most San Juan County residents, is in dire straits. The unprecedented frequency of service disruptions passengers has endured, either through severely delayed sailings or cancellations, has been, and continues to be unacceptable. While these problems have been particularly bad this summer, Island residents know all too well that these issues have existed way before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problems of an already stressed system. As your representatives, we have been sounding the alarm bells with our legislative colleagues, many of whom do not represent ferry-served districts. Our message to them has been simple and direct: This is not a ...

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About Sen. Lovelett

As a fifth generation Anacortes resident, Liz is rooted and invested in the 40th District. She has served as a community leader, championing affordable housing, water management, school construction, oil train safety, and improving lives for people in her community. She has served Anacortes as a city council member, and regionally as a board member for several organizations.

Liz is a mother, sister, and daughter of Anacortes residents. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, studying politics, environmental science and public health. She has been a small business owner and operator, and is a proud homeowner.

Read Sen. Lovelett’s full biography here.

Liz In the News

Washington State Wire: “It’s debilitating.” What’s driving Washington’s ferry problems?

Washington State Wire: “It’s debilitating.” What’s driving Washington’s ferry problems?

Frustration is mounting over cancelled sailings and service disruptions to Washington State Ferries, and there are calls among lawmakers to make funding ferries a priority in the next legislative session’s transportation package. On Oct. 7, the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

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Crosscut: Washington climate activists disagree about how to cut carbon

Crosscut: Washington climate activists disagree about how to cut carbon

By Levi Pulkkinen

A landmark bill in the state Legislature has split environmentalists, with some questioning whether it will reduce pollution in communities hardest hit by it.

Competing efforts to enact landmark climate change legislation have fractured the state’s environmental coalition ...

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KGMI: State Senate passes bill to prevent sub-minimum pay for persons with disabilities

KGMI: State Senate passes bill to prevent sub-minimum pay for persons with disabilities

A bill to prevent paying sub-minimum wage to persons with disabilities passed the Washington State senate last Thursday. SB5284 would eliminate so-called sub-minimum wage certificates that allow employers to pay disabled employees less than minimum wage. Democrat Emily Randall called it an ...

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