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Session convenes for first time in person since 2020

January 13, 2023

Legislators gathered in Olympia Monday for the first time in two years to kick off the 2023 legislative session. It was nearly pre-COVID business as usual, but some pandemic-related changes — like allowing members to vote remotely and remote testimony during committee hearings — will remain in place. >>

Hearings resume following Tuesday's House of Origin cutoff deadline

February 18, 2022

House and Senate policy committees picked up their work again Wednesday hearing bills from the opposite chamber following Tuesday's House of Origin cutoff deadline. Up this week were bills on apprenticeships, the public service loan forgiveness program, and creating a state student loan program for people from low-income families. >>

Legislature reaches second policy cutoff, budget proposals moving

February 28, 2020

The House and Senate released their operating budget proposals Monday, holding hearings that afternoon. The House also released its version of the capital budget, holding a hearing on Tuesday. Policy committees were also back at work this week following last Wednesday's house of origin cutoff date. They worked fast, hearing and voting on bills to meet today's policy committee cutoff. >>

Committee hearings continue as Legislature wraps up Week 2

January 24, 2020

The Legislature continued into its second week taking public testimony on bills addressing Workforce Education Investment Act funding. Passed last year, the act created a business and occupation tax surcharge on certain businesses to fund the act's provisions. The Department of Revenue is having difficulty collecting the surcharge. In addition, forecasted demand for the Washington College Grant, created under the Workforce Education Investment Act, is higher than anticipated. The result is a potential funding shortage, which the Legislature is working to address with the two proposals heard this week. >>

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