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WACTCSA bills advance, committee hearings start back

February 16, 2018

There comes a time during session where agencies and other stakeholders get a semi-slow week. That time is when floor cutoff approaches. This past Wednesday was the floor cutoff for bills to be voted out of their originating chamber by 5 p.m. Both chambers were working diligently into the night debating and voting on bills to make sure they pass cutoff. Needless to say, I was binging TVW while I was away from the Capitol so I was up-to-date on the latest floor action. The moment TVW becomes your interim for Netflix, you know you’re married to WALEG. >>

2 Legislative cutoffs down, 4 to go

February 09, 2018

As the 3rd cutoff for the session is fast approaching next Wednesday, it also reminds me also that we are halfway through the session and my internship with the State Board. The short session, though, hasn’t stopped the enthusiasm for change in our state. >>

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Recap of month one for student legislative intern

February 02, 2018

Last July, for the first time, I was introduced to the Washington Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at the WACTCSA summer training. This was part of my new job as Senator of Legislative Affairs at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC). That summer was around the time I started getting that itch for political activism. >>

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