Reminder: Town Halls for 21st, 32nd District legislators March 23

State legislators from both the 21st and 32nd Legislative Districts are hosting Town Hall meetings on Saturday, March 23.

Sen. Marko Liias and Reps. Strom Peterson and Lillian Ortiz-Self will meet 21st District constituents from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mariner High School, 200 120th St. S.W., Everett.

Sen. Jesse Salomon and Reps. Cindy Ryu and Lauren Davis will meet 32nd District constituents from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Lynnwood Fire Department Station 15, 18800 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Legislators will provide an update on legislation moving through the House and Senate, take questions and listen to ideas, concerns and feedback.

If you aren’t sure which legislative district you’re in, you can find it here.

6 Replies to “Reminder: Town Halls for 21st, 32nd District legislators March 23”

  1. Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns
    BY JOHN BOWDEN – 03/16/19 07:54 PM EDT

    Washington’s state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.

    The bill, which advanced Tuesday to the state’s House of Representatives, according to CBS News, would require any candidate on the ballot for president in the state to release five years of tax returns before appearing in a general or primary election.

    Senators voted by a 28-21 margin to approve the bill, according to CBS. The state’s attorney general and solicitor told lawmakers in a letter this week that the proposal likely was constitutional, but analysts expect the law if passed to be challenged in federal court.

    “The disclosure requirement you propose is likely Constitutional,” the two wrote to lawmakers, according to CBS, adding that the measure “would definitely be challenged in court.”

    Democrats who supported the bill said the provision was necessary to force a return to norms surrounding the release of presidential candidates’ tax returns.

    “Although releasing tax returns has been the norm for about the last 40 years in presidential elections, unfortunately we’ve seen that norm broken,” said Sen. Patty Kuderer (D), who sponsored the bill, according to CBS.

    Republicans, however, argued that the state was getting into questionable territory by attempting to impose rules on a federal election.

    “We’re on really risky ground when we’re trying to place conditions on a federal election,” said Sen. Hans Zeiger (R), according to CBS.

    Trump caused controversy throughout the 2016 campaign with his refusal to release his tax returns, claiming at the time to be under audit by the IRS. In recent weeks, Democrats in the House have indicated that they may pursue Trump’s returns in the hopes of investigating the president’s finances for criminal activity.

    A similar bill recently advanced in New Jersey’s state Senate and is currently sitting in the state’s General Assembly.


  2. With all due respect to our state Senator and AG, I’d appreciate less time spent grandstanding. Is anybody else growing weary of local and state politicians wasting time on anti-Trump gestures? Their priority needs to be shifted back towards local and state issues, of which there are plenty.


  3. No due respect to our state Senator, AG and Governor… Too much time is spent on non-state business.

    Do your job !! Do the job you were elected to do per our State’s business…

    And the Governor should either resign to run for Prez, or get back to Washington State and do his job. After all, the taxpayer is paying your salaries!!


  4. I would assume their position that it is “Constitutional” is strictly in reference to the State of Washington.
    States have no authority over the Federal Government. There is no Federal mandate for Presidents to release their tax returns, it was strictly a courtesy by Presidents.

    Inlsey, pulled this same stunt when he ran for Governor, running for a different Office, while he took a pay check from the office held held, and never did the job.
    To- Gov. Insley, If you want to run for President, then resign from the Governorship and let “the people” have a Governor who wants to be Governor of the State of Washington.
    Narcissism is rampant in politics today.
    How much damage is Insley going to do to the environment by traveling around on a private jet, what a massive carbon footprint. And he complains about the miles people drive to make a living.
    Wouldn’t that money be better spent trying to effect the homeless and drug issues?


  5. I totally agree this is not an appropriate measure for state government to address with legislation. The next election will probably remove Trump anyway, and trying to take away people’s right to vote for him in a most likely presidential blue state is a really silly waste of time. If we want to require seeing Presidential tax returns, changing Federal law is the only answer. Never underestimate Dem.s tendancy to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, however.


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