Tag: Olympia Update

18
Mar

Gift Ideas for the Lobbyist Who Has Everything

What do you get for someone who appears to have everything? There are several helpful guides out there, online and in magazines, that profess to know how to surprise even the most difficult person to shop for. But none of those lists can help you give what every lobbyist in Olympia wants this time of year. Have you got it

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11
Mar

Halfway to Sine Die, What Comes Next?

Milestones will come quicker now that we’ve passed the halfway mark in the 105-day session. Having passed the house of origin policy and fiscal committee cutoffs, we spent this week and will spend half of next week focused on floor action. Both the House and Senate have been working late into the evenings, sometimes until 11 pm or later, and

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4
Mar

Fiscal Committee Cutoff #1

The legislature passed another major milestone on Friday, the date of the first fiscal committee cutoff. Bills had to be moved out of the fiscal committees – House Transportation, Finance, Capital Budget, and Appropriations; and Senate Transportation and Ways and Means – in order to keep moving this session. However, while no bill is ever truly dead until the legislature

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25
Feb

Week 6: Policy Committee Cutoff

Friday, February 22 marked the 40th day of the 66th Legislative Session. It’s also the first important milestone of session – the house of origin policy committee cutoff. By the close of business on Friday, all bills must have moved out of their policy committee in order to continue moving forward in the legislative process. A lot of bills –

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