36th District Representative Mary Lou Dickerson is once again calling on the state legislature to legalize marijuana. House Bill 1550, which was introduced this morning, would legalize the use of cannabis for adults age 21 and over. Rep. Dickerson says that legalizing marijuana could generate $400 million per biennium for the state. “Subjecting cannabis to […]
Just a reminder that the 36th District legislators Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson and Rep. Reuven Carlyle are hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 19, at the Q Café, located at 3223 15th Ave West in Interbay. At the meeting Kohl-Welles, Dickerson and Carlyle will be discussing the […]
Both 36th District Representatives Mary Lou Dickerson (D-Seattle) and Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) have seen success for bills that they’re sponsoring during this legislative session. Rep. Dickerson has been working to ban the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles, sippy cups and other food and beverage containers used by children under the age of […]
On Monday, Feb. 15th, the 36th District legislators invite you to spend the day in Olympia. The day will start at 10 a.m. in Room ABC of the John A. Cherberg Building (driving directions, .pdf) on the Capitol Campus. Upon arrival, visitors will receive a legislative schedule for the day. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reps. […]
36th District Representative Mary Lou Dickerson (D) is the primary sponsor of a bill which calls to ban the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from bottles, cups and other containers that young children drink from. It also calls for a ban of BPA from sports bottles, which pregnant women use. (Bill text here. pdf) The […]
State representatives Mary Lou Dickerson and Reuven Carlyle (both D-36th District) held a “telephone town hall” Tuesday evening Jan. 19 to discuss the important issues facing Olympia this legislative session. About 30,000 constituents district-wide were called to enter into the conversation, although the exact number who made it on the line is not known. Questions ranged from Dickerson’s controversial legalization of marijuana bill to broader issues including education, taxes and transportation.
The town hall worked as a sort of large conference call. Everyone on the call could hear the questions and answers, and if so inclined, could enter into a queue to ask questions themselves.
While the focus of most questions was the economy, Dickerson’s bill (HB 2401) to legalize marijuana for those who are 21 and older may prove to be the most contentious issue facing the Legislature. On Wednesday, Jan. 20th, an executive session was scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness. The importance of this bill to Dickerson was expressed clearly in her opening remarks.
As the 2010 Legislative Session begins, state Reps. Mary Lou Dickerson and Reuven Carlyle want to hear from you! The two Seattle lawmakers are holding a telephone-town hall next Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. Nearly 30,000 homes in the district will be called, inviting residents to stay on the line and participate. Carlyle and […]
Last month we wrote that 36th District Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson was planning to file a bill to legalize marijuana. Earlier today, Rep. Dickerson along with five other state representatives pre-filed HB 2401 for the 2010 Legislative session which begins on January 11th. Next week the 36th District delegation will hold a holiday open house […]