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McCleary Phase II

August 27, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

McCleary Phase II

My colleague, Rep. Ross Hunter, has an excellent summary of the challenges facing the state in the coming months regarding teacher compensation and local levy reform. This will be the Legislature’s top priority in the 2016 legislative session. I encourage you to take a moment to read and share his post. – Gael McCleary Phase II Rep. Ross Hunter The Legislature has made significant progress toward fully funding basic education. In the last three years, we’ve reduced K-3 class sizes, … Continue reading

Free public health clinic coming to Seattle!

August 25, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Free public health clinic coming to Seattle!

The second Seattle/King County Clinic, October 22-25, 2015, is a free health clinic that provides onsite medical, dental, and eye care services to those in need. The first free clinic, held in 2014 and made possible by Rep. Tarleton’s legislation HB 2351, reached 3,400 patients and provided over $2.3 million in patient services. The volunteer-driven four-day clinic in the Key Arena at Seattle Center is organized through a partnership between public and private health organizations including Seattle and King County … Continue reading

Stakes too high to delay action on Iran nuclear deal

August 25, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Stakes too high to delay action on Iran nuclear deal

Originally published in the Seattle Times, 8/24/15 AS a former Cold War nuclear intelligence analyst for the Pentagon, I can say with confidence that nuclear proliferation in the Middle East poses a vital threat to U.S. security interests. As leaders in the international community, Americans have a special responsibility to take actions preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. It is time for some diplomatic solutions to the arc of conflict that extends from the Middle East to South … Continue reading

Big wins for Puget Sound area in capital budget

July 10, 2015

Reps. Reuven Carlyle & Gael Tarleton

Big wins for Puget Sound area in capital budget

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers approved the final piece of a $3.9 billion capital budget package today, $1.6 billion of which will be invested in education construction projects such as K-3 classrooms, STEM classrooms, skill centers, and higher education institutions. Washington’s mental health infrastructure will receive $100 million to improve care and treatment for people with mental illnesses. Another $100 million will go to housing projects such as construction of affordable housing and improvements in weatherization and community energy. “An important … Continue reading

Washington’s 2015 Legislative Marathon

July 4, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Washington’s 2015 Legislative Marathon

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s almost Independence Day and the final lap of the 2015 marathon in Olympia is around the corner. Governor Inslee signed the operating budget on June 30th that protects services for our most vulnerable people, ensures social security checks will be delivered, and keeps our state parks open for the July 4th holiday weekend. As you head off to parades, family BBQs, and the beach, I just want to thank you for your patience as we … Continue reading

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JLOB 334 (360) 786-7860 Technology & Economic Development (Vice Chair)
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Seattle’s Working Waterfront

The city of Seattle cherishes its connections to the water – it’s all around us. The state legislature created a taskforce on maritime and manufacturing industries, which I co-chair.

This bipartisan, bicameral group is exploring what we need to do to hold onto the jobs and industrial lands for our maritime and fishing companies. Protecting our waterfront will provide our communities with sustainable fisheries, a healthy environment and future economic opportunities we can depend on.

This is why I love our working waterfront:

This segment shows the working waterfront and what it means for the future of our children and the many jobs that are part of maritime and manufacturing sectors:

Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing Taskforce covers several core sectors including fishing and seafood processing, ship and boat building, maritime logistics, military security and federal operations support, passenger water transportation and tourism.

This link includes information on the Taskforce, upcoming public meetings and work sessions and the Final Work Plan, which maps out the work of the Taskforce.

Below is also a list of Economic Impact Studies for an in-depth look at varying sectors in the Maritime Industry and their tremendous contributions to our state’s economy:
Port of Seattle
Port of Tacoma
WA State Maritime Cluster Impact Study
City of Seattle Maritime Cluster
Commercial Fishing Industry

Additional Resources on the Working Waterfront and Maritime & Manufacturing Industries:
National Working Waterfront Network
Sea Grant Washington
Department of Commerce Maritime Industry