Category Archives: Jeff Morris

Update from Rep. Jeff Morris: Appliance efficiency, coal plants, and the budget

Welcome to my E-Newsletter. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Within the last couple of weeks we have seen a flurry of activity here in the Legislature as we near the cut-off date for policy bills to be heard in committee. Soon we will be on the floor full time, voting on the bills which have made it to this significant halfway mark. I have included information on higher efficiency standards for appliances and a strategy for … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris bill would create a pathway for utility companies to close coal plants

OLYMPIA – Washington utilities maintain a diverse energy supply to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric power: hydropower, wind, natural gas and coal. When any one of those energy sources is removed, the reliability and affordability for customers is threatened. Despite state, federal and consumer pressures, the transition for utility companies to end coal-fired energy generation is more complicated than simply closing coal plants. But today, Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) introduced legislation that would give Washington state utilities … Continue reading

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Update from Rep. Jeff Morris: Energy bills, transportation, drones and consumer privacy

Welcome to my first E-Newsletter of the 2015 Legislative Session! I greatly appreciate the honor of serving the 40th Legislative District and representing you here in Olympia. Please take a look at some of the issues we will be facing this session, as well as the bills and issues I will be working on. We are off to a running start and I look forward to your calls, emails and letters. Your input is appreciated and vital in the decision … Continue reading

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Video Update from Rep. Morris: transportation projects, clean energy technology

Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) discusses his legislative priorities for the 2015 sessions, including making investments in education, building transportation infrastructure in Whatcom and San Juan counties, and creating a clean energy future for Washington.

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Rep. Jeff Morris statement on proposed solar legislation

Rep. Morris comments on attempt of California Solar Giant Solar City subsidiaries to grow AstroTurf in Washington State. “I was disappointed to see that the front group for Solar City, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), is moving to mislead Washingtonians into opposing solar legislation. “TASC is group of LLCs that are owned largely by Solar City posing as a more diverse do-gooder group. They are intentionally deceptive. “My legislation would support local solar leasing companies that provide access to … Continue reading

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