Category Archives: Jeff Morris

Rep. Jeff Morris Legislative Update

Welcome to my latest E-Newsletter! I appreciate your taking the time to read it. As you know, we are now in a 2nd special legislative session here in Olympia. As frustrating as that is, my colleagues and I were not willing to devalue our original goal of building a Washington that works for everyone. We are still standing strong on fully funding education, which includes supporting our teachers, restoring fairness to our tax system, and providing essential state services to … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris lauds newer, safer ferry M/V Samish as it takes its place in WSF fleet

His 12-year effort helped make three new 144-car ferries a reality ANACORTES – M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-vehicle ferry, will take its place in the Washington State Ferries fleet at a ceremony on Wed., May 20, at the Anacortes ferry landing. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) has been a driving force in advocating for funding on the Olympic Class ferries like the Samish. “It’s been more than 12 years of advocating for new ferries, securing funding after passage of … Continue reading

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Rep. Jeff Morris Legislative Update

House Transportation proposal good for our District Thank you for taking the time to read my E-Newsletter. We have just about a week and a half left of the regular Legislative Session. This week the transportation revenue proposal was unveiled by the House Transportation Committee. As the longest-serving member on the House Transportation Committee, I am happy to report that this proposal recognizes the vital project needs in the 40th legislative district. In total, the revenue proposal includes $39.9 million … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris praises 40th district projects in House transportation proposal

OLYMPIA – Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) said the transportation revenue proposal unveiled by the House Transportation Committee today recognizes the vital project needs in the 40th legislative district. In total, the revenue proposal includes $39.9 million for seven projects in the district. “I’m pleased to see many of the transportation needs in the 40th district are being addressed in the House revenue package,” Morris said. “I’m particularly glad to see $3.5 million set aside for the Guemes Channel Trail. … Continue reading

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Morris bill to protect high-tech consumer biometric data clears House

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives voted 91-6 to pass Rep. Jeff Morris’ (D – Mount Vernon) bill to protect high-tech consumer biometric data. Technology allowing companies to collect biometric data is not limited to science fiction — iris scans, facial recognition and voice recognition technologies already exist, but have yet to be largely used in the commercial and retail industries. House Bill 1094 would establish regulations and limitations on how this information could be collected and used in the future. … Continue reading

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