There’s not much happening publicly in the Legislature today, but elsewhere in Olympia:
- The Student Achievement Council is having its first meeting after getting four new members, appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee in a shakeup of the young board. Briefings and discussions today will contribute to a 10-year plan the board is developing that is due to the Legislature and Inslee in December. Inslee and his chief of staff will speak to the board.
- The Department of Ecology convenes the latest in a series of forums ahead of setting standards for levels of toxic chemicals allowed in water. A key factor in the decision is a determination of how much fish people in Washington eat, which has become controversial as industry and governments seek to avoid what they see as onerous regulations. Topics on today’s agenda include mercury, arsenic and risk assessment.