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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. >>

Dual credit, retail training bills heard, system-request bill passes policy committee

January 28, 2022

Retail careers and dual credit bills were topics of hearings while committees also spent time discussing amendments and voting on bills. The community and technical college system's-requested bill to add projected Basic Education for Adults enrollments to the state's Caseload Forecast Council passed out of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee Tuesday. >>

Policy committees finish work ahead of session's first cutoff Monday

February 12, 2021

The Legislature's policy committees wrapped up their work this week ahead of the Monday policy committee cutoff deadline. That date means policy-related bills must be voted out of their committees in order to continue in the legislative process for this session. The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday held its first public hearing of the session for trustee confirmations. From the community and technical college system, committee members heard from Hannah Stoddard, student trustee at Bellevue College, and Athmar Al-ghanim, student trustee at Edmonds College. The committee voted to approve the two appointments later in the hearing. They now move to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. >>

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