Morning update: Session Day 23

Staff reportsFebruary 4, 2014 

The chambers of the state House of Representatives in January 2013.

TONY OVERMAN — Staff photographer Buy Photo

It's day 23 of the 60-day legislative session.

Here are some highlights of what's happening at the Capitol today:

The House Appropriations Committee will hear an update on progress in funding public education as ordered by the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. The hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

House Bill 2552, introduced by Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater, would require persons being paid to collect signatures for petitions to register with and complete training by the secretary of state. The legislation has a public hearing at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building.

Legislation requiring the state auditor to perform a financial audit of state universities will have a public hearing. Proposed by Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, would make the audit focus on public funds and student fees. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

A proposal introduced by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, to raise the minimum wage to $12 over three years will have a public hearing in the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee. House Bill 2672, which has 31 co-sponsors, will have a hearing at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.

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