Today is Day 54 of the 105-day 2013 session of the State Legislature, putting us just past the midway point.
For most of the week, members spent their time on the floor of their respective chambers, debating and voting on bills.
The majority of the buzz, both around the Capitol and in the media, was related to a package of education bills that advanced in the State Senate.
A proposal by several State Senators to layoff several State Supreme Court Justices also made its way into the headlines.
In other Olympia news:
— Crosscut (@Crosscut) March 5, 2013
Washington lawmakers already looking to tap pot revenue bit.ly/XWvllN
— The Columbian (@thecolumbian) March 7, 2013
— Rachel La Corte (@RachelAPOly) March 8, 2013
What did Hans Dunshee say last night that got House members so upset that he later had to apologize? Read on: bit.ly/Zj7c6P
— Melissa Santos(@melissasantos1) March 7, 2013
In a largely symbolic move, Democrats in the House propose a “training wage” for new lawmakers. capitolrecord.tvw.org/2013/03/house-…
— TVW (@TVWnews) March 5, 2013
Inside The World Of Business Lobbying In Olympia. ow.ly/izS04
— KUOW (@KUOW) March 8, 2013
Next Wednesday (March 13) is “Floor Cutoff,” or the last day to consider bills in their house of origin.
Learn about upcoming events on the Capitol Campus by visiting & bookmark this calendar updated by the State Department of Enterprise Services.