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Morning update: Session Day 66

Post by Jimmy Lovaas / The News Tribune on March 20, 2013 at 8:28 am with No Comments »
March 20, 2013 8:28 am

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council will meet at noon to release its revenue forecast. The nonpartisan forecast will be used by House and Senate lawmakers as they craft the upcoming budget.

Senate Bill 5187 would authorize the owner of livestock to kill a gray wolf without a permit if the wolf is attacking or threatening livestock or another domestic animal. The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Smith, R-Colville, was to be the subject of an 8 a.m. public hearing today after narrowly passing the Senate with a 25-23 vote. John Stevie, a man whose dog was attacked by a wolf in Twisp earlier this month, will likely attend the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources hearing.

The House Higher Education Committee will have a 1:30 p.m. work session on tuition-setting procedures at state schools and changes in state tuition policies.

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