“There is no traffic fairy that just magically shows up and builds lanes and tries to solve these problems. This is our responsibility in this room to figure out how we address this challenge.”
– Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, on the need to pass transportation legislation in the Senate to improve the state’s traffic congestion problems.
There will be floor action in both chambers throughout the week. The House intends to vote Tuesday on House Bill 1355, which would raise the minimum wage in Washington to $12 over a four-year period.
TUESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
There are no hearings scheduled in the Senate this week.
The House will have a public hearing on House Bill 1854 Tuesday. The legislation would create a new statewide salary schedule for teachers and other staff members at schools. The House Committee on Education will hear the bill at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House has a hearing on House Bill 1769, which would provide a business and occupation tax credit for high-tech companies that perform research and development. The House Committee on Economic and Development hears the bill at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The House will also have a hearing on House Bill 2136, a title-only bill that calls for “comprehensive marijuana market reforms” but doesn’t specify what those would be. The bill has a hearing before the House Committee on Finance at 6 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.