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House capital budget makes important investments in Seattle communities

March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

OLYMPIA – House Democrats released a capital budget on Friday that will make important investments in communities throughout Seattle. The following is a joint statement from Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton who represent the 36th Legislative District: “Today, the Washington House Democrats introduced a capital budget that will reinvest in the future of Washington. This plan includes invaluable school construction projects that will build a better Washington for our children. “We are proud to announce that this budget includes … Continue reading

Taking you behind the scenes

March 21, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Taking you behind the scenes

Our Amazing Legislative Staff Our state legislature has some of the most talented and dedicated public employees who work extremely hard to make everything come together during session. Whether it’s policy research and analysis, bills and amendments drafted on deadlines, or press releases and speeches to keep our constituents informed, our professional staff members are the people working behind the scenes to get the work done for all of us. During the past couple of weeks, legislators have been voting … Continue reading

Equal Pay Act passes House!

March 11, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Equal Pay Act passes House!

Washington state moves one step closer toward equal pay and economic security for all of us with today’s passage of the Equal Pay Act. During my 35-year career, I’ve worked in lots of different places. I’ve hired people, conducted performance reviews, and made decisions about promotions and salary increases. Pay inequity is not apparent until a manager starts looking at a group of employees who have the same qualifications, a similar job, and equal performance. But managers know when women … Continue reading

36th Legislative District town hall to be held March 14

March 9, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

36th Legislative District town hall to be held March 14

OLYMPIA – The three state legislators from the 36th District, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton, will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Community Room in the lower brick building at 6615 Dayton Ave. North. The 36th District encompasses Ballard, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay, Belltown, and parts of Phinney Ridge and Fremont “I look forward to our town hall every year,” Kohl-Welles … Continue reading

Making Washington a fair and healthy place to live

March 6, 2015

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Making Washington a fair and healthy place to live

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The next 36th Legislative District town hall will take place on Saturday, March 14th from 10 a.m.- noon at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Community Room in the Lower Brick Building: 6615 Dayton Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103. I will be there along with my colleagues, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Representative Reuven Carlyle. We are looking forward to checking in and sharing the progress that has been made as we reach the half-way point in the session. … Continue reading

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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