Slatter introduces legislation to align Washington with 2015 Paris climate agreement

OLYMPIA – Recently proposed legislation would strengthen Washington’s commitment to combating climate change. House Bill 2225, sponsored by Rep. Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue) would align Washington state’s greenhouse gas emission limits with those established under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The... READ MORE

King County Metro launches summer youth program

OLYMPIA – King County Metro recently launched their summer youth program to provide kids and teens with easier access to public transportation. The program is similar to a pilot project in the state transportation budget and offers reduced fares and... READ MORE

Governor signs Stanford bill boosting railroad safety

OLYMPIA—A new law written by Rep. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) addresses several dangerous problems faced by railroad workers. “Safety for railroad crews is not just about trains and worksites,” Stanford said.  “We heard testimony that the deadliest part of their day... READ MORE

Milton, Pacific Get Interurban Trail Improvements from Legislature

OLYMPIA—Thanks in part to leadership from Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) on the House Transportation Committee, Milton and Pacific will receive funding for Interurban Trail projects much sooner than previously expected. The 2015 Transportation budget provided for funding for both... READ MORE

Statement by Rep. Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island), chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, on proposal to end public funding of The Evergreen State College

“We are not going to end public funding of Evergreen, or any other public university, because of student protests.”

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