Category Archives: Jim Moeller

Statements from the LGBTQ Caucus: marriage equality finally guaranteed in every state

OLYMPIA – Today the United States Supreme Court issued its much-awaited ruling on marriage equality across the country. In a landmark decision that will finally secure marriage rights for all couples, the Court ruled state bans on same-sex marriages across the country unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment, effectively granting couples in all 50 states the right to marry. Washington voters approved marriage equality in 2012. In response, Washington State House and Senate members of the LGBTQ Caucus released the following … Continue reading

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49th District Town Hall on Monday, June 15 at the library

Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, June 15th, from 6 to 8pm at the Columbia Room of the Vancouver Community Library located at 901 C Street Vancouver, 98660. The lawmakers will provide an update on what has been going on in Olympia regarding budget negotiations, as well as other issues of importance to the people of Vancouver. 49th District constituents are encouraged to attend with questions and their … Continue reading

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2nd Special Session Begins: An Update from Rep. Moeller

Reinvesting in Washington means investing in our teachers What’s the best way to make sure every child succeeds in school and life? It’s pretty simple really – by having the best possible teacher in every classroom. If we don’t demonstrate that we value good teachers, we run the risk of losing them to the private sector. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can turn the corner and invest in our kids by investing in their teachers. It’s been … Continue reading

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Special Session Begins: An Update from Rep. Moeller

Friends, I know you are all aware that we are in a “Special Session.” Unfortunately, the House and the Senate Republicans could not come to consensus regarding the budget. The Senate’s version of negotiating is to point fingers and refuse to come to the table willing to make a serious effort to resolve our differences. Frankly, Democrats are not willing to cut $75 million out of the State Need Grant, nor are we willing to drain the education and prevention … Continue reading

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Transportation budgets and proposals: An update from Rep. Moeller

Keeping our Promises in Transportation The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, maintenance-level transportation budget that continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. The $7.7 billion budget is about $700 million less than last biennium, largely due to less infrastructure being built. Although less revenue is being brought in, fewer ongoing projects allows for a bit of additional spending in new areas. New allocations included more for bridge maintenance and preservation, as well as funding compensation … Continue reading

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