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Morning update: Day 48

Post by Katie Schmidt on Feb. 26, 2011 at 9:19 am |
February 26, 2011 9:19 am

The House is holding a Saturday floor session at 9 a.m. The many bills on the House calendar that could get a vote include HB 1079, which would require Pierce County to vote entirely by mail.

Others that could come up: HB 1003, which would establish efficiency standards for DVD and CD players,  and HB 1172, which would allow beer and wine tasting at farmers markets.

The conservative Freedom Foundation and liberal MoveOn.org are staging competing rallies at the capitol in support of and in condemnation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to strip most collective bargaining rights from state workers there.

Both events will be held on the Capitol campus, with the Freedom Foundation rally starting at 11 a.m. and the MoveOn.org rally beginning at noon. The Service Employees International Union of Washington is also planning a “solidarity rally” in support of Wisconsin workers. Members are meeting at the SEIU office in Olympia at 11 a.m.

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