Saturday, January 22, 2011

Meanwhile, in Olympia…

…Maralyn Chase, my own personal State Senator, continues to offer creative ideas that can improve life for Washingtonians regardless of current budget constraints. Her latest offering is one of those ideas so good and so obvious that I imagine a lot of folks already think it's the law...
Sen. Maralyn Chase has just introduced legislation authorizing public utility districts to request voluntary contributions to assist low-income customers with payment of water and sewer bills.

Senate Bill 5362 has been referred to the Senate Environment, Water & Energy Committee for further review. Keep checking back for more information about this bill.
A list of committee members and contact information is here. At a time of declining public resources, tapping private giving may be the only source of assistance available to people struggling with their utility bills. If your own personal State Senator is on the list, please consider a quick call or email in support of SB 5362.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

SB 5362 is a commendable idea. People are just not able to pay their utility bills, across the state. Voluntarily soliciting funding to help those people will probably bring excellent results.

Thanks Shaun, for the tip. Could the senator's office provide a list of whom to call to assist, first getting it out of committee; and then, ensuring passage?

12:34 AM  
Blogger Shaun said...

I'd imagine the Senator's office could do just that if you gave 'em a call, Terry.

12:51 AM  

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