Rep. Jessyn Farrell

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34 lawmakers sign letter to White House on oil trains

June 24, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

34 lawmakers sign letter to White House on oil trains

State representatives and senators from across Washington sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to not lift the ban on exporting oil. The lawmakers wrote: “While lifting this ban may benefit oil producers, it will be detrimental to the environment, the American people, and the people of Washington state in particular.” You can read the full text of the letter by clicking here or on the photo below.

Keep oil-train safety and accident prevention on track

June 20, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Keep oil-train safety and accident prevention on track

    Lance Dickie / Times editorial columnist Seattle, WA State residents must be protected from the hazards of oil trains hauling ever-increasing quantities of crude oil from North Dakota to terminal sites in Western Washington. Seems straightforward enough, but a public hearing Tuesday in Spokane demonstrated how difficult and needlessly complex the problem has become. Spokane is the entry point for oil trains into the state. Every tank car moves through the city. The state Senate Energy, Environment and … Continue reading

Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s statement on the Seattle City Council’s vote to raise the city’s minimum wage

June 2, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s statement on the Seattle City Council’s vote to raise the city’s minimum wage

Rep. Jessyn Farrell’s statement on the Seattle City Council’s vote to raise the city’s minimum wage  I wish to congratulate the Seattle City Council for today’s bold vote on a minimum wage increase for those who work in the city. We know our economy is stronger when an honest day’s work is rewarded with a fair wage. During the recovery, top earners have done quite well, the stock market has seen record highs, and corporate profits have never been better, … Continue reading

Sound Transit drill won’t be another Bertha

May 14, 2014

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Sound Transit drill won’t be another Bertha

KIRO-7 TV By Henry Rosoff SEATTLE, Wash. — There is another drill that’s about to dig under Seattle streets. However, Sound Transit is promising their 21-foot drill that will dig a new light rail between Northgate and Husky Stadium, will not be another Bertha debacle. “This is a team that’s performed fantastic for Sound Transit,” Sound Transit spokesman Bruce Gray said.  “We’ve got a great team behind it and we feel like we’re ready to go.” Click here to read … Continue reading

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

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Rep. Farrell discusses transportation with TVW.


Rep. Farrell on TVW discussing the Working Connections Child Care program.


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

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