Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Morning update: Day 86

Post by Katie Schmidt on April 5, 2011 at 9:22 am with No Comments »
April 5, 2011 10:35 am

Discussions about the state budget continue today with an 8 a.m. public hearing on the House version of the capital budget. In response to the latest two-year operating budget proposal, which House Democrats released yesterday, Rep. Gary Alexander, R-Thurston County, said he planned to unveil a Republican version tomorrow.

Also responding to democratic budget proposals, a group called the Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget is planning a day-long demonstration event asking state legislators to close corporate tax loopholes before cutting state services. They’ll have a rally at noon on the Capitol steps.

At 1 p.m. today, Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to sign several bills into law, including House Bill 1649, which would recognize same-sex marriages in other states as domestic partnerships in Washington and Senate Bill 5124, which would require all Washington counties to vote by mail.


Leave a comment Comments
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0