Legislative priorities this year

Guest Column

Monday featured opening-day ceremonies in the Senate and House chambers, followed by a joint legislative session in the House chamber on Tuesday for Gov. (Jay) Inslee’s final state of the state address.

Because this is considered a “short session,” fewer bills will be introduced and considered than in last year’s 105-day session. The main objectives for legislators this year will be to create and pass supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets.

For me and my 9th District seatmates – Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye – there are several other priorities this session:

• Change the c...


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