This week promises to move quickly as Friday is the last day for policy committees to act on bills. Sponsors and advocates alike will be anxious to see their bills move forward and increasingly concerned as Friday approaches.

Many of the measures we are working on have already moved from their policy committees. Our main concern this week is whether legislation increase funding for indigent defense services (HB 2687) will move out of the House Judiciary Committee.  

This is a big week for WSAC as the Legislative Steering Committee, Board of Directors, and Strategic Litigation and Communications Workgroup will all be meeting. WSAC members will be in town for at least two days on Wednesday and Thursday, and we’re looking forward to working with them!

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Josh Weiss started working in Olympia in 1998 and in addition to spending the last 8 years at WSAC, has served as nonpartisan counsel to the House of Representatives, Legislative Director for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Environmental Policy Director for the Washington Forest Protection Association representing private forest landowners. Josh is a graduate of Central Washington University and the Vermont Law School, and is a fourth generation Washingtonian.
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