Category Archives: Larry Seaquist
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
Higher Ed Chat with Rep. Larry Seaquist
I’d like to invite you to a Live Chat session I’ll be hosting on Monday, March 18 from noon to 1 p.m. The focus of this chat session will be higher education, so I’d like to have a dialogue with students, parents, faculty, administrators, and anyone else with an interest in higher education issues. During the live chat session, I’ll provide updates on what’s going on with higher ed in the Legislature, especially now as we begin the next phase … Continue reading
Rep. Larry Seaquist and Sen. Nathan Schlicher will host a series of town hall meetings on Saturday, March 16 for residents of the 26th Legislative District. Schlicher and Seaquist will discuss the issues important to the 26th district. The legislators will take questions and suggestions from participants. You’re invited to join the conversation: Bremerton 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Norm Dicks Government Center, First Floor Chambers 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 Port Orchard: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Givens … Continue reading
Automatic federal budget cuts kicked in on Friday as a result of Congress’ failure to reach a compromise spending plan. While programs like Social Security and Medicare will largely go untouched, many other areas of federal spending could see spending reductions. According to White House estimates, Washington state could lose $11.6 million in funding for primary and secondary education as a result of sequestration.