The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Evan Smith |
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2:57 p.m.

Lawmakers expected to handle budget, drunk driving laws

Democratic state Rep. Mary Helen Roberts says that she expects the special session of the Legislature to focus on drunk driving as well as the state budget.

As the vice chairwoman of the House Public Safety Committee, she has been involved in some of the discussions of what the Legislature needs to put into a tougher, and more effective, approach to deterring drunk driving.

The special session could last up to 30 days.

Roberts said that for her the most important accomplishment of the regular session that ended in late April was the passage of a bill that extends foster care for youths who turn 18 until they are 21 as long as they are attempting to overcome barriers to employment.

"This is another step in a process of expanding foster care services that I have been working on over the past several years," said Roberts, a member of the House committee on early learning and social services.

She also is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Rules Committee.

Roberts represents the 21st Legislative District, including most of Edmonds, north Lynnwood, all of Mukilteo and part of south Everett.

Evan Smith can be reached at
Story tags » PoliticsLegislatureState politicsLegislature elections

Subscribe to Daily headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent South County Politics posts

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum