Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Lawmakers aim to toughen laws on oil trains

March 31, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Lawmakers aim to toughen laws on oil trains

Lawmakers aim to toughen laws on oil trains By Jerry Cornfield, Herald writer OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are trying to reach agreement on tougher rules for the transportation of oil in Washington, including a requirement that rail carriers give local firefighters advance notice of when oil trains are coming. Competing bills in the House and Senate could bring higher taxes for refiners, larger crew sizes on trains for railroads and more inspections of tracks and railroad crossings. Sponsors of the … Continue reading

Senate panel hears bill raising Washington’s minimum wage

March 31, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Senate panel hears bill raising Washington’s minimum wage

Senate panel hears bill raising Washington’s minimum wage By DERRICK NUNNALLY The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A politically charged proposal to raise Washington’s highest-in-the-nation state minimum wage to $12 an hour over four years drew extended debate and a capacity crowd to a Senate committee hearing Monday. The bill to raise minimum wage via a series of annual 50-cent increases, passed the Democrat-controlled House in a party-line vote earlier in March and has a Wednesday deadline to get … Continue reading

Week 10 Update – Telephone Town Hall Next Week

March 18, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Week 10 Update – Telephone Town Hall Next Week

Greetings from Olympia! Last week we hit a major milestone in the 2015 legislative session – we passed the House of Origin Cutoff. House Bills must be passed out of the House and sent to the Senate and vice versa for Senate Bills (with some exceptions – namely, bills that are necessary to implement the budget). We are now hearing Senate bills in House committees. At the same time we are putting the final touches on our budgets. The House … Continue reading

46th District Legislators Telephone Town Hall March 24, 2015

March 17, 2015

Washington House Democrats

46th District Legislators Telephone Town Hall March 24, 2015 An opportunity for residents of NE and N Seattle, Kenmore and Lake Forest Park to ask their legislators questions and give input March 17, 2015 Who:  State Rep. Gerry Pollet, state Rep. Jessyn Farrell, and state Sen. David Frockt — 46th Legislative District Democratic lawmakers. What: Telephone Town Hall for citizens who live in the 46th Legislative District, which includes Northeast Seattle, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park. When: 6 p.m. to … Continue reading

Oil Transportation Safety Act passes House with bipartisan support

March 5, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1449 last night with a 60-38 bipartisan vote. 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 rail and through pipelines. “We need to take action on oil transportation safety now,” … 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
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