Category Archives: Larry Seaquist

Lawmakers call for ‘major overhaul’ of ferry management to restore public trust

Reps. Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor, and Norma Smith, R-Clinton, both from heavily ferry-dependent legislative districts, released the following statement today in response to: Misinformation from Washington State Ferries (WSF) to the Legislature when a potential problem was brought to its attention by Reps. Smith and Seaquist in February 2014 regarding ramps to the upper car decks and the possible need for modifications on the new Olympic class of vessels. The continuing labor management issues within WSF, including overtime increases, manning … Continue reading

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Listen to Rep. Seaquist’s telephone town hall

Rep. Larry Seaquist held a telephone town hall with 26th district constituents on May 19, 2014. If you missed it, click on the image below for the audio file.

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26th Legislative District Town Halls This Weekend

Reps. Larry Seaquist and Jesse Young will host a series of town hall meetings on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 for residents of the 26th Legislative District. Seaquist and Young will give an update on the 2014 legislative session, discuss the issues important to the 26th district, and take questions and suggestions from participants. We hope that you can attend! Friday, February 21 Gig Harbor 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Peninsula High School Auditorium 14105 Purdy Dr NW, … Continue reading

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Education Priorities

HELPING OUR UNDERPAID TEACHERS As you may have read, last week the state Supreme Court released a formal order finding that we in the legislature have not made enough progress toward fully funding state’s our basic education system.  I agree with their finding: we have made some progress, but our current budget falls way short in several areas.

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Seaquist proposes to rollback and cap Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls

State Representative Larry Seaquist is calling for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (TNB) to be included in the gas tax deal-making. “We are paying 100% of the bridge costs,” said Seaquist. “If we are going to raise gas taxes, part of that must be used to restore simple fairness to our bridge users.” “We were the state’s tolling guinea pig,” said Seaquist. “One of the big lessons in tolling is that the cost of these mega-projects needs to be spread fairly.” … Continue reading

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