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2020 session kicks off with budget hearings and corrections education bill

January 17, 2020

The Washington state Legislature kicked off the short 60-day session Monday, picking up where it left off following the 2019 session. Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his State of the State address, while fiscal committees began their work hearing his budget proposals. Policy committees held a work session on dual credit costs and took up bills on corrections education and transcript withholding due to fines. >>

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