Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act passes legislature

April 24, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act passes legislature

OLYMPIA – Today the Oil Transportation Safety Act cleared its last legislative hurdle when HB 1449, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, was voted out of the House with a 95-1 vote. The bill requires advance notice of oil train shipments so that emergency responders can be prepared in the case of an accident. The bill also funds safety and planning measures by subjecting oil train shipments to the barrel tax, currently only paid for oil that arrives on ships. “After … Continue reading

Seattle Times Editorial: Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill

April 20, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Seattle Times Editorial: Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill

Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill Originally published April 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm Updated April 17, 2015 at 4:58 pm The commendable progress lawmakers already have made suggests all sides really do want an oil-train-safety bill this year. They should not let end-of-session fatigue and emotion derail that momentum. By Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times STATE legislators have now spent 3-½ months debating competing bills to improve oil-train safety. During that time, four more trains carrying … Continue reading

House passes Oil Transportation Safety Act

April 14, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

House passes Oil Transportation Safety Act

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5057 to help our communities address the increasing amount of crude oil being carried through our state via train. The Oil Transportation Safety Act requires advance notice of oil shipments to better equip local emergency responders in case of a derailment, spill or fire. The bill also provides funding for planning and safety measures through an increase in the barrel tax and extension of the tax to oil transported by … Continue reading

Greetings from Olympia!

April 13, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Greetings from Olympia!

Greetings from Olympia! A little over a week ago, the House and the Senate debated our proposed budgets. I am proud of the budget passed out of the House – this budget reflected our shared values. Educational Opportunities for All The House budget will ensure that every child in Washington State receives excellent educational opportunities from pre-K through college by investing $227 million in early learning, adding $1.4 billion in our K-12 system to help us meet our McCleary obligations, and investing $256 … Continue reading

House Releases Updated Transportation Revenue Package

April 13, 2015

Rep. Judy Clibborn

House Democrats have released a new plan for transportation revenue and investment, making a handful of changes to the proposal they passed two years ago and setting up a new round of negotiations with the Senate. “A robust, modern transportation system is critical to our economy and our quality of life here in Washington,” said Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island). “This package will create jobs, combat traffic congestion, and connect the communities of our state together.” “This package builds … Continue reading

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Rep. Jessyn Farrell holds a press conference on her proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage for adult workers.

Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting
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Rep. Jessyn Farrell with transportation advocates
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Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting
Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting
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