Category Archives: Marko Liias

Statement from Rep. Marko Liias on Senator Shin’s retirement

Representative Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo) has issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Senator Paull Shin: “The people of the 21st District and the state of Washington lost a compassionate and dedicated elected official today. Senator Paull Shin’s decision to retire from the Legislature caps a remarkable career of public service that few in our state can match. During his decades of service Senator Shin was a positive force for a strong social safety net, students seeking higher education, and … Continue reading

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Reps. Roberts and Liias’ Legislative Update for June 24, 2013

Dear neighbors, The Legislature reconvened in Olympia yesterday, Sunday June 23rd. The plan is that we will keep working through the week until our tasks are complete. State budget writers are inching closer to an agreement that we hope will be presented to legislators for approval before the end of this week. Time is of the essence – the fiscal year ends June 30. House Democrats are fighting for a budget that takes a positive step toward funding education without … Continue reading

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Snohomish County delegation highlights North Sound transportation needs

Bipartisan coalition of ten Snohomish Legislators says they will vote for revenue if Snohomish projects are prioritized With difficult discussions forthcoming on what, if any, new transportation revenue may be passed by the legislature, ten members of the Snohomish County delegation have voiced their priority investments for the North Puget Sound region.  In a letter to House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) a total of 16 major safety and mobility projects are detailed that would cost $871 million.  Clibborn’s … Continue reading

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House unveils no new taxes transportation budget

The House Transportation Committee released its proposed transportation budget for the 2013-2015 biennium on Thursday morning. The budget, introduced by Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), allocates about $8.4 billion in state, federal and miscellaneous dollars to capital projects and operating programs. These funds will use existing revenue to support ongoing transportation projects and stabilize funding for state agencies. The budget contains millions in cost-savings that both Democrats and Republicans implemented jointly. Efficiencies include the elimination of less-utilized … Continue reading

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21st District Town Hall Meeting on Sat. March 16 at 11 a.m.

Who: State Sen. Paull Shin and state Reps. Mary Helen Roberts and Marko Liias (21st Legislative District) What: Town hall meeting  When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16  Where: Serene Lake Elementary Gymnasium, 4709 Picnic Point Rd. Edmonds. Map here. Why: To meet with constituents to discuss issues and answer their questions about the current legislative session.  # # # For interviews or more information: Sen. Paull Shin, 360-786-7640 or  Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, 360-786-7950 or  … Continue reading

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