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Joe Fitzgibbon – Talking Transit

June 30, 2014

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon

Joe Fitzgibbon – Talking Transit

What would the 34th district look like if bus service suddenly vanished? Take a minute to imagine what changes our community would undergo. Seniors would no longer be able to get to medical appointments. Thousands more cars would be on the road each day, spewing carbon into the air and jamming up our streets. People who cannot afford to own a car would be stranded and unable to get to work or to local businesses. While the possibility of bus … Continue reading

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement on new EPA carbon reduction rules

June 4, 2014

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Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement on new EPA carbon reduction rules

“The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants 30 percent by 2030. It is the most ambitious effort by the Obama administration to address climate change and I applaud the President and the EPA for their hard work. This is a good first step towards a long-term transformation of our energy supply and consumption systems. Moving away from dirty sources of energy to clean renewables like solar and wind … Continue reading

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement on Governor Inslee’s executive action to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy.

May 6, 2014

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Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement on Governor Inslee’s executive action to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy.

“I applaud Governor Inslee for his leadership on this urgent issue that requires immediate action. Climate change is one of the most present and serious problems facing our communities. It threatens our modern lifestyle and economy in ways almost too numerous and scary to list. The University of Oregon found that the effects of climate change on water supplies, public health, coastal and storm damage, wildfires, and other impacts, will cost Washington nearly $10 billion PER YEAR after 2020 without … Continue reading

Greetings from the 34th District

March 20, 2014

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Greetings from the 34th District

That’s right, the legislative session has ended on time and we’re thrilled to get back to our “normal” lives in the 34th District. While we’ll continue to meet with you regularly and develop policy goals for the 2015 session, we’ll no longer be living and breathing the Washington State Legislature. Eileen will return to her job as a nurse at Group Health and more importantly, to enjoying her new puppy, Humphrey. After his first year as chair of the Environment … Continue reading

Rep. Fitzgibbon proposal helps fund basic education with price on carbon pollution

March 11, 2014

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon

Rep. Fitzgibbon proposal helps fund basic education with price on carbon pollution

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien) today introduced HB 2803, setting a price on emissions of climate change causing carbon pollution and using the proceeds to meet the legislature’s obligation to fund basic education laid out in McCleary v. State of Washington. “By the 2017-19 biennium, the state needs to secure an additional $4 billion to fund our schools. This bill provides one pathway to finding that revenue in a way that helps us achieve our statutorily targeted greenhouse gas reductions,” Fitzgibbon … Continue reading

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Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon discusses environmental protection laws, tax loopholes, expanding voter access, and transportation in this week’s legislative update.

2014 Legislative Update

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