February 16, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 5
Week Five The first several weeks of the session have been devoted to introducing and holding hearings on bills, however we are now approaching the next phase of session. Monday, February 15th is the policy cut off, where all bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their original policy […]

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February 8, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 4
Source: Brad Boswell, February 6, 2021 Week Four The fourth week of the 2021 Legislative Session is now complete.  Just one week remains until the first cutoff of February 15th, when all bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their respective policy committee in order to stay alive this […]

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February 1, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report- Week 3
Source: Brad Boswell, January 31, 2021 Week Three The legislature has now completed three weeks of the scheduled fifteen week 2021 session. This week was filled with virtual committee hearings, executive sessions, and floor action. All bills that are not necessary to implement the budget must be out of their policy committee by February 15th […]

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January 25, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 2
Source: Brad Boswell, January 23, 2021 Week Two The second week of the 105 day 2021 Legislative Session is now complete. This week was full of virtual committee hearings and executive sessions. Many bills directly related to COVID-19 response have been quickly moving through the legislative process including the Governor’s unemployment insurance bill, a bill […]

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January 19, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Session Report: Week 1
Source: Brad Boswell, January 16, 2021 Week One Today marks the end of the first week of the 2021 Legislative Session in Washington. On Monday several legislators came to a largely empty Capitol Campus to take an in-person vote to adopt rules to allow for a virtual session. Both the House and the Senate engaged […]

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March 16, 2020
Final Legislative Session Report: March 16, 2020
The 2020 Legislative Session officially adjourned on time on Thursday, March 12th. This was the second half of the biennial budget session in which legislators meet in Olympia for just 60 days to pass policy bills and pass supplemental budgets. Although “short” sessions are historically intended to be limited to making minor budgetary adjustments and […]

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