Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way and co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the following statement regarding yesterday's collapse of the I-5 bridge:
"Thanks to our incredibly impressive state troopers, local firefighters, sheriff deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents, we are very fortunate there were no fatalities last night. First and foremost, we all must be safe and feel safe when driving on our bridges, roads and highways, and we are grateful for efforts of our first responders in preventing serious injury or loss of life. More...
Legislators from both Houses gathered on the steps of the state Capital on Monday to urge their colleagues to pass a transportation revenue package. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Adam Kline, D-Seattle, talks about three bills dealing with impaired driving which were approved this week by the Senate Law and Justice Committee.
In The Loop. Senate D’s stand up for jobs, working families and same-sex couples as the 2013 regular session ends.
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Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, today issued the following statement on the Senate’s failure to pass meaningful protections for babies and children from harmful flame retardants:
"A reasonable compromise could have been had that would have protected babies and children from unnecessary exposure to harmful flame retardants. More...
With literally hours left in the 2013 session, and virtually nothing to show for more than 100 days of work, 11 Republicans have decided their time would be best spent rolling back civil rights.
"No one can argue that all public services are being delivered as efficiently as possible. We're looking for opportunities to increase efficiencies - and we welcome all ideas."
"The best way to ensure Washington’s place as a national leader is to ensure that our investments in early learning, K-12 and higher education are producing positive results."
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