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Statements from the LGBTQ Caucus: marriage equality finally guaranteed in every state

OLYMPIA – Today the United States Supreme Court issued its much-awaited ruling on marriage equality across the country. In a landmark decision that will finally secure marriage rights for all couples, the Court ruled state bans on same-sex marriages across the country unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment, effectively granting couples in all 50 states the right to marry. Washington voters approved marriage equality in 2012. In response, Washington State House and Senate members of the LGBTQ Caucus released the following … Continue reading

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49th District Town Hall on Monday, June 15 at the library

Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, June 15th, from 6 to 8pm at the Columbia Room of the Vancouver Community Library located at 901 C Street Vancouver, 98660. The lawmakers will provide an update on what has been going on in Olympia regarding budget negotiations, as well as other issues of importance to the people of Vancouver. 49th District constituents are encouraged to attend with questions and their … Continue reading

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Transportation budgets and proposals: An update from Rep. Moeller

Keeping our Promises in Transportation The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, maintenance-level transportation budget that continues the work already in progress on projects across the state. The $7.7 billion budget is about $700 million less than last biennium, largely due to less infrastructure being built. Although less revenue is being brought in, fewer ongoing projects allows for a bit of additional spending in new areas. New allocations included more for bridge maintenance and preservation, as well as funding compensation … Continue reading

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Rep. Jim Moeller Weekly E-Newsletter – The Operating budget

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared information with you about 2 of the 3 state budgets: The Transportation and the Capital budgets. Today I want to tell you a little about the 3rd state budget, the Operating budget. The Operating budget includes funding for the general day-to-day operating expenses of state agencies, colleges and universities, and the public schools. Allotments to school districts, leases, goods and services, employee salaries and benefits, and medical assistance payments are typical operating expenses. … Continue reading

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Legislative Update from Rep. Moeller

Transportation House Democrats led the way last biennium by passing a transportation package that would have built much-needed infrastructure, reduced traffic congestion, and repaired crumbling roads and bridges. As Gov. Jay Inslee said, “…traffic gridlock is so bad now, people are reading War and Peace while they’re stuck on I-5.” A transportation package would help fix that gridlock while creating jobs and giving more options for those who can’t afford a car. Also, it would have funded projects in our … Continue reading

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