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.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement today on signing Senate Bill 5603 into law:
"Last year I served on then-Gov. Gregoire's Ocean Acidification Blue Ribbon Panel - a group charged with recommending to the Legislature ways to address the impacts of ocean acidification on our marine waters and marine resources.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, expressed hope and enthusiasm after the first meeting of Gov. Jay Inslee's Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup yesterday.
In the last hours of the 2013 session, Senate Republicans are continuing to wage a war on equality. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued this statement regarding the Senate passage of SB 5296, which significantly impacts the Model Toxics Control Account (MTCA - the state's main funding source for reducing the harm of toxic substances in our environment):
"While this bill has many worthy elements, it unfortunately contains major flaws that will ultimately set back rather than advance our ability to make our communities safer and create thousands of jobs while cleaning up toxic sites.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued this statement regarding the passage in the House of Representative of Senate Bill 5603:
"Increasing acidity of our marine waters not only negatively impacts the health of our marine environment, but also has major impacts on the industries that rely upon a healthy marine environment and the thousands of jobs that depend upon them.
Ranker sponsors Inslee bill on climate change, headed to Gov.’s desk for signature (listen to interview on KUOW FM) 4/1/2013
"Weekday" host Steve Scher interviewed Sen. Ranker about the climate change bill he primed sponsored at Gov. Inslee's request. CLICK to hear:
The Washington State Legislature has passed a bill requested by the governor to address the problems of climate change. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD