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Chase, Ryu to host town hall on March 14

February 24th, 2015|

State Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, and State Rep. Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, will host a town hall meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Shoreline Fire Department at 17525 Aurora Ave. North.
“These kinds of meetings are terrific venues for candid discussions of the issues and priorities important to the 32nd District and our state,” Chase said. “With the 2015 legislative session underway, we can discuss the critical issues that we are facing in Olympia.”
The meeting will include an update of legislation action during the session along with questions and answers to constituents’ concerns.
“It’s always a pleasure to hear directly from citizens and have a real dialogue about solving our common problems,” Ryu said. “I look forward to hearing your questions, comments and ideas for how to make our state a better place.”

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    Chase: ‘Everything needs to be on the table’ regarding carbon reduction

Chase: ‘Everything needs to be on the table’ regarding carbon reduction

February 4th, 2015|

State Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, issued the following statement today regarding legislation to reduce the release of carbon in Washington.

“I came to Olympia to search out good ideas and solutions, no matter where they come from, and am counting on a similar commitment from my esteemed colleague from the 42nd District, Sen. Doug Ericksen. That’s why I support his proposal along with the other ideas and suggestions that can take this legislation and transform it into a bill that works for all of Washington.

“Today, as we open this dialogue to effectively and sensibly address this terrible carbon problem, we know that only an unflinching consideration of all possible solutions can give us the best answers to the challenge before us.

“As chair of the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee, Sen. Ericksen has taken the first step by putting conservation on the table, and I look forward to our exploration of all other possible solutions as well as the dialogue unfolds.

“We both know that everything needs to be on the table. Conservation. Cap and Trade. Electric cars and related infrastructure. New renewable energy. Clean energy. A carbon tax. Renewable natural gas. All of these are carbon reduction initiatives and I am pleased they are all on the table for discussion. Anything less would be a failure to meet our duty and obligations to the people of Washington, who count on us to fully and fairly examine all possible answers to the challenges we face.”