Tag: Olympia Update

15
Jan

Olympia Update – Week 2

This is only the second week of session, but in a 60-day session, this week marks the halfway point to the first committee cutoff. Committee hearings are in full swing, and every day there are dozens of new bills introduced. Both chambers are moving priority bills forward quickly, including breakfast after the bell, legal financial obligations, and the Voting Rights

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8
Jan

2018 Pre-Session Update

First Week of Legislation Session This week the 2018 legislative session began, only six months after the close of the last session. 2018 is supposed to be a “short”, fast-paced, 60-day session where instead of a full-blown budget package, only supplemental changes are made to the budget. The question on everyone’s mind this year is whether the Legislature will, in

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7
Aug

End of Session Report

Click on the image to download the full 2017 End of Session Report prepared by WSAC Staff. And now, we can finally and officially, Sine Die. Clocking in at 195 days, the 2017 legislative session topped all previous records for the longest in duration. The “session” was actually composed of one regular 105 day session, and three 30 day special
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20
Mar

Olympia Update – March 20, 2017

The Legislative Steering Committee met in Olympia last Thursday and was the centerpiece of the week for WSAC. A special thanks go out to the seven Legislators who sat down with the entire LSC: Representatives Sullivan, McBride and Gregerson, and Senators Fain, Pederson and Miloscia. We asked all of the Legislators where they stand on WSAC’s three Legislative priorities, and

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