The WDA Legislative Advocacy Program
The 2015 legislative session is underway and, as expected, concerns about the budget and how to pay for McCleary school funding predominate. The two houses continue to be split; however, this year the Democrats control the House and the Republicans have full control of the Senate. Although it is a 105-day session, and bills can be introduced and heard at a more leisurely pace, we already are tracking close to 300 bills. Policy committees have until February 20 to vote bills out of committee and March 11 is the last day that bills can be considered in their house of origin. The legislature is scheduled to end on April 26, 2015, but few expect a budget deal to be reached by then.
If you are interested in participating in the WDA WACDL Legislative Committee, which meets by conference call at 12:15 p.m. on Fridays, or have questions about our legislative program, please contact Christie Hedman at 206-623-4321.
Further information on the legislature and the legislative session may be found at:
- State Website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature; or
- Bill information: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/.
If you are interested in participating in the committee or have questions about our legislative program, please contact Christie Hedman at 206-623-4321.