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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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Legislative News: Fourth week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 29th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off is Feb. 17, so bills are being introduced at a

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Legislative News: First week of the 2017 Session

Today is the eighth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Sine Die 2016!

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned for the final time last week.The legislature had been called back into session to complete the 2016 supplemental budgets. While passing the 2016 Supplemental Budget

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Hot off the Grill: Week 10

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die last night at around 9 p.m. with a flurry of activity. Left undone was the primary reason for the Session, a 2016 supplemental

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Hot Off The Grill: Week 9

We are now on day 57 just three days remain in our 60-day legislative session. State lawmakers continue to work behind the scenes to reach compromises on the supplemental operating,

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Hot off the Grill: Week 8

Monday, February 29 marked day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. It also marked the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means

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Hot off the Grill: Week 7

We are now on day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. Today marks the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means that

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Hot off the Grill: Week 6

We are now on day 43 of the 60-day session and major cut-offs have passed. The day for bills to be considered in their house of origin was last Friday.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 5

We are now are on the downhill side of the 2016 legislative session. Two cut-off dates have passed: the initial policy committee and fiscal committee cut-offs. Now bills are being

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Hot off the Grill: Week 4

Friday, February 5 marked the end of the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session as well as the policy committee cutoff. This means it was the last day to

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Hot off the Grill: Week 3

Monday marked the start of the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. These first weeks of session have been very busy due to the enormous amount of proposed legislation.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 2

The beginning of session is very busy due to the enormous amount of proposed legislation that is being considered. The pace slows down slightly after cut-off dates pare down the

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Hot off the Grill: Legislative priorities in tourism

Tourism is a $16.4 billion dollar industry in Washington that annually generates $1.8 billion dollars in tax revenue and supports over 150,000 jobs.