Rep. Marko Liias

Statement from Rep. Marko Liias on Senator Shin’s retirement

January 7, 2014

Rep. Marko Liias

Statement from Rep. Marko Liias on Senator Shin’s retirement

Representative Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo) has issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Senator Paull Shin: “The people of the 21st District and the state of Washington lost a compassionate and dedicated elected official today. Senator Paull Shin’s decision to retire from the Legislature caps a remarkable career of public service that few in our state can match. During his decades of service Senator Shin was a positive force for a strong social safety net, students seeking higher education, and … Continue reading

21st District E-Newsletter

October 16, 2013

Reps. Roberts and Liias

21st District E-Newsletter

Please click here to check out our latest E-Newsletter with exciting updates on the Affordable Care Act and details on our Healthcare Town Hall. We hope you’ll join us to discuss the latest developments in Washington state – Tuesday, October 22nd, 6pm at the Swedish Edmonds Campus.

Reps. Roberts and Liias’ Legislative Update for June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

Reps. Mary Helen Roberts and Marko Liias

Reps. Roberts and Liias’ Legislative Update for June 24, 2013

Dear neighbors, The Legislature reconvened in Olympia yesterday, Sunday June 23rd. The plan is that we will keep working through the week until our tasks are complete. State budget writers are inching closer to an agreement that we hope will be presented to legislators for approval before the end of this week. Time is of the essence – the fiscal year ends June 30. House Democrats are fighting for a budget that takes a positive step toward funding education without … Continue reading

Snohomish County delegation highlights North Sound transportation needs

April 5, 2013

Rep. Luis Moscoso

Bipartisan coalition of ten Snohomish Legislators says they will vote for revenue if Snohomish projects are prioritized With difficult discussions forthcoming on what, if any, new transportation revenue may be passed by the legislature, ten members of the Snohomish County delegation have voiced their priority investments for the North Puget Sound region.  In a letter to House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) a total of 16 major safety and mobility projects are detailed that would cost $871 million.  Clibborn’s … Continue reading

House unveils no new taxes transportation budget

April 4, 2013

Rep. Judy Clibborn

The House Transportation Committee released its proposed transportation budget for the 2013-2015 biennium on Thursday morning. The budget, introduced by Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), allocates about $8.4 billion in state, federal and miscellaneous dollars to capital projects and operating programs. These funds will use existing revenue to support ongoing transportation projects and stabilize funding for state agencies. The budget contains millions in cost-savings that both Democrats and Republicans implemented jointly. Efficiencies include the elimination of less-utilized … Continue reading

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April 4 – In a follow up to last week’s video on lowering K-12 class sizes, Rep. Marko Liias discusses how meaningful tax reform for high-income earners can help adequately fund public schools in this week’s Washington White Board.