Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Election-year freeze

May 30, 2014

Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Thank you for visiting my website. When election-year restrictions are in place, lawmakers who are up for re-election must limit outreach and external communications, including not sending out email updates after April 12, and not posting new content after June 30. You still can reach my office regarding legislative issues, questions, ideas and concerns. Even though this legislative website will be frozen until after the election, you can still get useful information about legislative issues: Sign up here for the … Continue reading

House passes Carlyle reform to end secrecy for tax prefences

February 19, 2014

Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Speech on the House floor shortly before the passage of House Bill 2201: Excerpt of the blog post (The moral hazard of tax preference secrecy) on this issue: How much do Washington state taxpayers spend on tax preferences, how much financial value in tax preferences does a company receive, and how much do these companies actually pay in state taxes to put it all in context? The uncomfortable reality is that we do not know how many tax dollars are being … Continue reading

Lawmakers host 36th District Legislative Action Day

February 7, 2014

Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Lawmakers host 36th District Legislative Action Day

The time has come for the annual 36th District Legislative Action Day in Olympia. If there is an issue being discussed this session that you would like to weigh in on, or if there is something you would like to bring to the attention of your legislators, come to Olympia on Monday, Feb. 17th, for the chance to meet with Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Representatives Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton to get your voice heard. “Your ideas and comments are … Continue reading

House passes Moter Voter for students by Rep. Bergquist

January 27, 2014

Rep. Steve Bergquist

House passes Moter Voter for students by Rep. Bergquist

Here are highlights from today’s floor debate about House Bill 1279, which would allow high-school students to register to vote—using the successful Motor Voter program – when they apply for their driver’s license. The legislation by Rep. Steve Bergquist (D-Renton) passed 54-42-0-2. Remarks by Rep. Bergquist Remarks by Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) Remarks by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane)

Rep. Carlyle’s legislative wrap-up

July 18, 2013

Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Rep. Carlyle’s legislative wrap-up

July 2013 Marching Through the Status Quo to Progress Washington’s citizen Legislature–split between the Democratic House and Senate Republican control–finally and painfully concluded one of the most difficult legislative seasons in decades. We passed a decidedly mixed two-year operating budget but failed to pass a much-needed transportation budget. Despite a historic expansion of Medicaid and a respectable spending plan, we failed to pass Democratic policy priorities of the Dream Act, gun safety, the Reproductive Parity Act, or Republican priorities of … Continue reading

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Feb. 10 – Rep. Carlyle gives a passionate speech on the House floor in support of HB 2592, which will expand educational opportunities for foster youth.

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