Rep. Brian Blake

Rep. Brian Blake’s e-Newsletter for March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

Rep. Brian Blake

Rep. Brian Blake’s e-Newsletter for March 25, 2015

Pick-up the phone on Wednesday, April 1 @ 6 PM   WEA Forum Were you at the Washington Education Association forum last Friday? It was great to be there and hear from teachers and students firsthand on the issues that concern them. We’re rolling out the House budget this Friday, so I expect many of the details that address the questions Sen. Brian Hatfield and I got will be laid out there. If you were at the forum, I thank … Continue reading

Companion bills would allow personal marijuana home grows

March 19, 2015

Rep. Brian Blake

Companion bills would allow personal marijuana home grows

Clarity, limited bureaucracy and patient protections are the goals of bipartisan marijuana legislation introduced today by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, and Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen. Senate Bill 6083, sponsored by Kohl-Welles, and House Bill 2196, sponsored by Blake, would permit individuals 21 years of age or older grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use. Only one home grow would be allowed per residence. Anyone who grows marijuana for personal use would be able to possess up to 8 … Continue reading

Ask Brian 4: No Child Left Behind & Early Learning Act

March 18, 2015

Rep. Brian Blake

Ask Brian 4: No Child Left Behind & Early Learning Act

Watch Rep. Brian Blake respond to constituent emails on why he doesn’t support legislation that ties students tests scores to teacher evaluations, and on why he strongly supports the Early Learning Act.  

Ask Brian 3: Police body cameras & oil trains safety

February 26, 2015

Rep. Brian Blake

Ask Brian 3: Police body cameras & oil trains safety

Watch Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) respond to constituent emails on House Bill 1910, police body cameras, and House Bill 1809 related to crew sizes on trains.

Rep. Brian Blake’s e-Newsletter for February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015

Rep. Brian Blake

Rep. Brian Blake’s e-Newsletter for February 26, 2015

Cutoffs The Legislature is already hitting the first cut-off deadlines this session. Bills that have received a public hearing and have been voted out of committee will continue through the legislative process. Friday, February 20 was the last day House policy committees could pass non-budget bills on to Rules or fiscal committees. Tomorrow, Friday, February 27 will be the last day that the fiscal committees can approve non-budgetary House bills, too. Next week we’ll be on the Floor every day … Continue reading

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Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) talks about Floor action the past week and a half and having passed minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave, and the equal pay opportunity act. Blake received a couple of prestigious awards from groups that are focused on conservation of wildlife in the state. He also talks about his legislation on micro-housing and the need to remove arbitrary codes that keep people from building these homes.
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Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) talks about the difference between policy and fiscal cutoff deadlines, his House Bill 1346, which could allow hunting in some state parks, and House Bill 2093, which he cosponsors, on how to better combat forest fires.
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Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) talks about two tough issues his committee is facing: fires and wolves. The committee is working on legislation to give the local communities and firefighters the tools they need to better address fires in the future. There’s a recovering wolf population in our state, which is causing a disproportionate impact in the northeast region of the state. The committee is working on solving the issue.
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Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) talks about a bill to criminalize the possession of ivory, a measure to promote hunter safety, the biggest challenge this session, which is funding education, and driving funds to revamp the state’s hatchery system.
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Rep. Brian Blake talks about the $9 million allocation for the Coastal Restoration Initiative that was included in the House Capital Budget proposal. He also talks about the $1 million Emergency Food Assistance Program allocation in the Operating Budget.
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Rep. Brian Blake talks about the work he’s doing during cutoff week, including passing his trails bill and his micro-housing bill.
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Rep. Brian Blake talks about the need to fund the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Currently, one in five Washingtonians are relying on food from their food bank–54 percent of those are children and seniors.
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Rep. Brian Blake talks about protecting private property rights and student participation in state government.
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Aug. 15, 2013 – Reps. Brian Blake and Dean Takko tour the 19th Legislative District to learn about the different ways Washingtonians get their food.
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Aug. 27, 2013 – Representatives Brian Blake and Dean Takko spend an afternoon checking-up on a few bridges undergoing renovations in their district.
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Grown in Washington: Tour the 19th District with Rep. Blake

2013 Report to the 19th District
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