Rep. Reuven Carlyle

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

Rep. Pat Sullivan and Rep. Reuven Carlyle response to Senate Republican Budget Release

March 31, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Rep. Pat Sullivan and Rep. Reuven Carlyle response to Senate Republican Budget Release

R’s rely on “…gimmicks, gambles and a lot of marijuana.” “House Democrats proposed a sustainable budget that began fixing our unfair tax system while making critical, ongoing investments in education, mental health care and other vital services. “Unfortunately, Senate Republicans have given us an unsustainable budget that relies on gimmicks, gambles and a lot of marijuana. It is a budget that barely provides short-term relief to long-term problems. “Their proposal shifts money from one program to another to make it … Continue reading

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

House budget fully funds basic education

March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House budget fully funds basic education

OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their 2015-17 operating budget plan on Friday – a budget that will add $3.2 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next two years compared to the 2013-15 budget. The HDC proposal is the first budget proposal on the table that puts the state in full compliance with the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling, which mandates the state adequately fund basic education by 2018. “After seven years of cuts totaling more than $12 billion, we have … Continue reading

Outdated and Unfair — talking taxes in Washington

February 19, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Outdated and Unfair — talking taxes in Washington

USA Today recently reported that Washington had “by far the most regressive tax system nationwide.” Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D – Seattle) outlines Washington’s broken and regressive tax structure, and explains how Washington’s high reliance on a sales tax has placed an unfair tax burden on its poorest residents. According to the data in the USA Today story, the poorest 20% of Washington families pay nearly 17% of their income in state and local taxes, while the wealthiest 1% in Washington pay … Continue reading

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