“It’s the first bipartisan success of this new year.”
– Gov. Jay Inslee, on a supplemental budget he signed Thursday.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a supplemental budget Thursday that adds $218 million to the 2013-2015 budget, in part to pay for unexpected costs such as the expense of fighting last year’s wildfires.
FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Most legislative policy committees in the House are scheduling votes on multiple bills to beat Friday’s deadline to advance bills out of committee.
The House Finance Committee will hear two proposals to increase accountability for tax preferences granted by the Legislature. Hearings on House Bill 2134 and House Bill 1339 will take place at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O'Brien Building.
The Senate does not have committee meetings scheduled.
MONDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House Finance Committee will have a hearing on House Bill 2000 Monday. The legislation would allow the governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes for the growing, processing and sale of marijuana. The committee will hear the bill at 8:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Senate Bill 5957 would require the Traffic Safety Commission to create a panel that would review pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries and suggest improvements to pedestrian safety. The Senate Committee on Transportation will hear the bill at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The Washington State Labor Council is planning a rally Friday at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with an estimated attendance of 1,000. The group will meet on the north steps of the Legislative Building.