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 99

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on April 18, 2011 at 9:28 am with 1 Comment »
April 18, 2011 9:43 am

Welcome to the last week of the regular session — not that anyone is counting down the days now that we know the Legislature will go into extra innings.

The House Capital Budget Committee is now hearing SJR 8215, a proposed constitutional amendment that would reduce the state’s debt limit from 9 to 7 percent of state revenues. Senate Republicans are tying the proposed restrictions on debt to their support for more borrowing this year.

State senators could vote on their $32.1 billion budget plan today or Tuesday, but they still need to negotiate a final deal with the House and Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Gregoire today is signing bills tightening penalties for human trafficking (SB 5546), allowing universities to develop accelerated three-year bachelor’s degree programs (SB 5442), and making old custom cars and hot rods easier to license and exempting them from some equipment and emissions requirements (SB 5585).

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. truthbusterguy says:

    The queen signs more bill that don’t create jobs. She said that was her only priorty this session. She has only signed laws that hurt jobs. She is not doing what she promised. Jobs, budgets and cuts in government should be all she is doing.

    She’s fired!!!

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