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Kilduff: State budget invests in public schools, cuts college tuition

OLYMPIA—The new state budget puts a record amount of new funding into our public schools and cuts college tuition without raising new taxes. “This is a budget for the people, not the powerful,” said Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place). “It’s a budget for middle class moms and dads with kids in public schools, for teachers and state employees who’ve gone year after year without a raise and for every college student struggling to pay the astronomical price of tuition. And … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Jessyn Farrell on the transportation revenue package

Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, has issued the following statement regarding the transportation revenue bill that passed out of the legislature early this morning: “Since being elected three years ago I have been working hard to help build a transportation package that can bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st century. I am pleased that after a decade without significant investment in transportation, I was able to vote yes to pass a transportation revenue package out of the legislature. This measure … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris lauds newer, safer ferry M/V Samish as it takes its place in WSF fleet

His 12-year effort helped make three new 144-car ferries a reality ANACORTES – M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-vehicle ferry, will take its place in the Washington State Ferries fleet at a ceremony on Wed., May 20, at the Anacortes ferry landing. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) has been a driving force in advocating for funding on the Olympic Class ferries like the Samish. “It’s been more than 12 years of advocating for new ferries, securing funding after passage of … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Special Session, Transportation and the Budget

Special Session and the Budget We are half way through the 30-day special session.  I had great hopes of finishing our work during the regular session without having to go into overtime.  Getting the Senate to the negotiating table, however, has been challenging. As a result, much work remains to be done, including fully and fairly funding our schools, fixing our broken mental health system and making sure we have a robust transportation infrastructure that grows our economy. As the … Continue reading

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Seattle Waterfront Loop study funded in House Transportation plan

Four bus routes in 36th District carrying nearly 11 million riders a year also included OLYMPIA – The House Transportation committee approved a revenue package last night that includes $500,000 for the Seattle Waterfront Loop Feasibility Study, a project championed by Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard). The waterfront loop study would finalize the design of a fully contiguous loop from Shilshole Bay Marina to West Seattle. “A vibrant waterfront is key to a growing economy and connecting communities in Seattle,” said … Continue reading

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