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February 25, 2024

Less than two weeks to go in 2024 legislative session

By Marie Sullivan, legconsultant@wastatepta.org As reported last week, the House and Senate began releasing their respective 2024 supplemental operating, capital and transportation budget proposals following the February 14th revenue forecast. During the week, budget committees in both chambers heard public testimony on the various proposals and made some changes to the operating budgets during committee…
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February 4, 2024

Bills advance, falter as Legislature reaches committee cutoffs

By Marie Sullivan, legconsultant@wastate.pta January 31st was the first cutoff of the session, signaling the start of deadlines that will become more compressed as the Legislature heads towards Sine Die on March 7th. The next cutoff is Monday, February 5th which is the last day for bills to pass out of the fiscal committees to…
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January 29, 2024

2024 Legislative Session: Policy Cutoff Approaches

By Marie Sullivan, legconsultant@wastatepta.org Remember those 600+ bills introduced on Day 1 of the 2024 legislative session? Since then, nearly 600 more bills have been introduced – and this on top of bills not enacted last year that still have some juice! Policy and budget committees have been busy holding public hearings and voting on…
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January 21, 2024

Annual Focus on Advocacy Day Brings Parents, Students to Olympia

By Marie Sullivan, legconsultant@wastatepta.org Even though the temperatures were frosty, and the fountains iced over, a little cold didn’t stop the more than 150 parents and students from visiting Olympia on Monday, January 15 for Focus on Advocacy Day. Members gathered in the Columbia Room and walked around the campus, meeting with legislators, listening to…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative