Category Archives: Jake Fey

Strong Support for Mass Transit Expansion in House Hearing

Legislation to expand regional transit service in the Puget Sound received positive support from local elected officials and members of the community at a hearing of the House Transportation Committee yesterday afternoon. “Sound Transit 3 would expand predictable and reliable light rail further into Pierce, Snohomish, and King Counties, providing greater transportation choices and reducing gridlock for those who use personal vehicles,” said Representative Jake Fey, Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee and the prime sponsor of the bill. The … Continue reading

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ADVISORY: Work Session and Hearing on Sound Transit 3 Legislation

January 28, 2015 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Representative Jake Fey (D-Tacoma); Sound Transit Chair Dow Constantine (King County Executive); Sound Transit Vice Chair Marilyn Strickland (Tacoma Mayor); Sound Transit Vice Chair Paul Roberts (Everett City Council); and other Sound Transit Board Members What: House Transportation Committee, Hearing on HB 1180 When: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28 Where: John L. O’Brien Building, House Hearing Room B Why: The committee will host a work session with members of the Sound Transit Board, … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Week 1

The State Budget Every two years the Legislature writes the state operating budget. This budget pays for day-to-day expenses like teacher salaries, health care for low-income families, and prisons. You can read in more detail how the state budget works here. While our state is slowly recovering from the recession, revenue is not keeping up with the demand for state services. Republican lawmakers say state revenues are up $3 billion from last biennium. While that is true, it’s only half … Continue reading

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Election-year restrictions are in effect

Thank you for visiting my website. As you may know, this is an election year and we are required to follow legislative ethics rules to ensure state resources are not used for campaign purposes. These election-year restrictions include posting updates on my activity to this website. Just because it’s an election year doesn’t mean I stop working for you though. If you need information or have a legislative issue, please don’t hesitate to get in-touch with me via e-mail or … Continue reading

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Legislative Update – 2/20/2014

Tuesday marked the House of Origin cut-off, which means that bills originating in the Senate must be passed to the House and vice versa. Otherwise they are dead for this year – unless, of course, the bill is related to the budget. Town hall meeting this Saturday! Come and join Senator Jeannie Darneille, Representative Laurie Jinkins, and me as we host a mid-session town hall to discuss issues important to the 27th Legislative District. Get an update on the legislative … Continue reading

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