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Wylie takes on new responsibility on economic development and international relations

State Representative Sharon Wylie was recently appointed to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations (LCEDIR). While this is a new responsibility for Wylie, her more than 25 years of management, government relations and leadership experience in business, non-profit and government make her an ideal fit for this position. “I am excited and looking forward to working on ways to help businesses thrive here at home, while also strengthening trade opportunities to continue placing Washington-made goods in the … Continue reading

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New budgets will bring needed construction projects and jobs to 11th District

OLYMPIA—The $3.9 billion state construction budget and $16 billion transportation plan will bring much-needed improvements and jobs to the 11th Legislative District. “I am proud to get funding for the Sunset Neighborhood Park in the Renton highlands, which will be the centerpiece of renovation for this area,” Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, said. “I am also pleased that we were able to secure over a billion dollars to ensure long overdue work is completed for I-405 though Renton and the … Continue reading

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Statement by Rep. Kilduff: Governor’s signature on new law means hope for veterans

There’s exciting news for veterans: Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law protecting your G.I. Bill benefits here in Washington. A glitch in federal laws meant up to 20,000 vets and their families could have lost their funding to get a college degree unless Washington state changed how we legally define “resident student.” It’s wrong that a technicality could have stopped brave men and women from using a benefit they earned through hard work and sacrifice while serving our country. I’m proud … Continue reading

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Kilduff: State budget invests in public schools, cuts college tuition

OLYMPIA—The new state budget puts a record amount of new funding into our public schools and cuts college tuition without raising new taxes. “This is a budget for the people, not the powerful,” said Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place). “It’s a budget for middle class moms and dads with kids in public schools, for teachers and state employees who’ve gone year after year without a raise and for every college student struggling to pay the astronomical price of tuition. And … Continue reading

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Cleveland, Moeller, Wylie: “Transportation revenue package good for the state, includes projects for 49th LD”

The Washington State Legislature passed a 16-year, $16.2 billion transportation revenue package that invests in transportation infrastructure projects across the state through an 11.9 cent gas tax, motor vehicle fees, and bonds. The package is expected to create more than 150,000 jobs. Sen. Annette Cleveland, Rep. Jim Moeller, and Rep. Sharon Wylie, of Vancouver, issued the following statement: “The transportation revenue package that passed today will make critical infrastructure investments and will help improve mobility throughout our state. “The revenue … Continue reading

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