Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Three cheers…

…for the terrific trio from the 32nd Legislative District. Representatives Cindy Ryu and Ruth Kagi and Senator Maralyn Chase, have signed on to HB 2468 and its Senate companion, SB 6283, which would replace execution with life imprisonment without parole in our state. They're all likewise among the sponsors of SB 6239 and HB 2516, the legislation Governor Gregoire requested extending civil marriage rights to same sex couples.

In the House, Ruth and Cindy have joined the supporters of a pair of revenue-related bills, HB 2486, an income tax proposal, and HB 2563, creating a state capital gains tax. Our state can't move forward without revenue reform, and these are good, if only initial, steps forward.

I'm feeling particularly well represented in the Legislature this session.

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