Chase points to legislative wins, addresses concerns about guns and taxes during Saturday town hall
Phase Out Of Atlantic Salmon Farming In Puget Sound Headed To Governor's Desk
Just two days after the end of the 2018 legislative session, State Sen. Maralyn Chase came face-to-face with mostly supportive 32nd District constituents in a town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Edmonds Senior Center.
“This is the most wonderful session I’ve had in my 16 years,” said Chase, pointing in particular to several measures that passed the Democratic-controlled Legislature this year.
I-200 remains, but state and local leaders reveal impacts to keep the fight to overturn alive
The Washington Legislature approved a phase out of Atlantic salmon farming in state waters on Friday and sent the measure to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign it.
The state Senate voted 31 to 16 to ban new aquatic leases for Atlantic salmon net pens and to forbid the renewal of existing state leases when they expire. The bill passed the state House by a similarly wide margin in mid-February.
Lawmakers might bring back affirmative action in state
A quiet revolution has been brewing. As the twentieth anniversary of I-200 silently descended, state and local leaders were leveraging the moment to overturn by introducing Senate Bill 6406. Though the bill failed, it aimed to “restore the fair treatment of underserved groups in public employment, education and contracting.”
Minority business group honors Chase as Legislator of the Year
Seattle area Democratic lawmakers could repeal a 20-year-old voter initiative meant to outlaw preferences based on race and gender in college admission, public employment, and contracting.
Gender pay equity gets new life in Washington State Legislature
The National Minority Business Advisory Council honored Sen. Maralyn Chase on Monday by naming her 2017’s Legislator of the Year. This is the first time the Seattle-based organization has issued such an award.
Bill in state Legislature aimed at leveling job-search playing field for ex-inmates
At its current rate, the pay gap for women in Washington state compared to men won’t close until 2070. As the new legislative session begins, hopes are high that 2018 is the year lawmakers update the state’s equal-pay laws and close that gap much sooner.
Could single-payer health care come to Washington state? One lawmaker wants to find out
The Washington State Legislature is considering a bill, co-sponsored by 32nd District Sen. Maralyn Chase, that would help formerly incarcerated Washingtonians get a fairer chance at employment.
As California lawmakers debate creating a universal health-care system, one Washington state legislator thinks it’s time to examine the option here. Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, said she intends to introduce a mirror version of California’s single-payer bill into the Washington Legislature.