Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Post-Session Wrap-up/Next Steps

March 24, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Post-Session Wrap-up/Next Steps

Hello Friends: Greetings from the 46th District! A little over a week ago we wrapped up our 60-day 2014 legislative session – and on time, no less! We passed a responsible, if imperfect, supplemental budget that restored funding to our social safety net and put needed funding into our public schools. (Remember, the supplemental budget is just a modest adjustment to operating budget that is passed every two years). While I didn’t pass every bill I worked on, I was … Continue reading

Farrell to continue push for transparency in oil shipments

March 13, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Farrell to continue push for transparency in oil shipments

With the passage of today’s supplemental budget the Legislature has acknowledged the dangers that come with the shipment of oil through our state. Today’s budget will include a $300,000 appropriation for the Department of Ecology to study the issue of oil transport over our water and railways. The purpose of the study is to assess public health and safety as well as environmental impacts associated with oil transport. It will also provide analysis of statewide risks, gaps and options for … Continue reading

Columbian editorial: Speak up, Vancouver

March 6, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Columbian editorial: Speak up, Vancouver

Columbian Editorial Board Where are the voices from Vancouver? Spokane has been heard. Bellingham has weighed in. Seattle is speaking up. Even the state House of Representatives has taken steps to help maintain some local control over the cavalcade of oil trains that are queued up to rumble through the state. So, what about Vancouver? The cities of Bellingham and Spokane both have passed resolutions calling for tougher scrutiny of oil shipments. Portland has rejected a terminal for now. And … Continue reading

The Seattle Times: Put oil transport safety legislation back on track

February 28, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

The Seattle Times: Put oil transport safety legislation back on track

Lance Dickie – Times Editorial Columnist Local communities want information about rail shipments of oil so they can revise local public safety plans. Deadlines loom, and the Senate stalls. Hard to imagine the state Legislature will not act to protect Washington residents from the known hazards of increased oil shipments by rail. The state House of Representatives passed HB 2347 to help get basic information to public-safety agencies so they can prepare for the worst. As deadlines loom in Olympia, … Continue reading

Telephone Town Hall/Olympia Update

February 24, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Telephone Town Hall/Olympia Update

Dear Friends: Greetings from Olympia! A lot has happened since I last wrote. We went through committee cutoffs and House of Origin cutoff. Bills that failed to be passed out of the House or Senate are now dead, unless they are deemed necessary to implement the budget. As with any cutoff, some good bills, and quite a few bad ones, failed to make it through. The House ended its first round of floor action the way we started session by … Continue reading

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