2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/8/19

Summary Monday is day 85 of the 105 day legislative session. If the two chambers can come to agreement on details of the budget, adjournment is scheduled for April 28. AESD Specific Bills School Safety HB 1216 is waiting in the Ways and Means Committee for a vote of...

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/1/19

Summary Both the House and Senate released their operating budgets last week. The House passed their budget off the floor on Friday March 29, and the Senate is still in the process of passing their budget through the Ways and Means Committee. We anticipate it will...

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 3/24/19

Summary This past Wednesday, the March Economic and Revenue Forecast was released, containing mostly positive news as our state’s economy continues to outperform the nation. Updated numbers showed state revenues looking to increase by about $861 million more than...

2019 Legislative Session – Week of March 18

Bills of Interest Halfway through the sessions, the following bills are in various stages: School Safety AESD priority bill HB 1216 is up for hearing today in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee. The House passed the bill last week with a strong 83 to 14...

2019 Legislative Session Update

Mar 4, 2019 is the 49th day of the 105 day legislative session. Last week legislators heard dozens of bills before last Friday’s fiscal committee cutoff. The House Appropriations Committee heard nearly 30 bills on both Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday scheduled a...

2019 Legislative Session – Week 3

Summary 1/28/19 begins week three of the 2019 Legislative Session. We’ve seen hundreds of bills introduced. Additional Resources: To get up to speed, check out WSSDA’s legislative update from week 2 now available here.The Opening Day Special Edition TWIO is now...