Today is March 3, the 55th day of the 60-day session.
“This is a breaking of faith and the bipartisan agreement we reached last year.”
– Sens. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, and Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, in a statement referring to a Republican attempt to pass a budget that had not been heard publicly in committee.
• Trooper cadet testing will be held in the General Administration Building Auditorium at 8 a.m.
• The Senate Ways and Means committee is scheduled to take executive action on Senate Bill 2127, supplemental appropriations for the 2011-13 biennium operating budget, at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the Cherberg Building.
• Creating a Blue alert system to find suspects in the death or serious injury of a law enforcement officer, similar to the AMBER alert system for missing children, passed the Senate 48-0 as House Bill 1820.
• Requiring licensing for amateur mixed martial arts facilities and participants passed the Senate 44-5 as House Bill 2301.
• Allowing a maximum length for single vehicles of 46, rather than 40 feet, passed the House 96-0 as Senate Bill 6138.
• It would be illegal to intercept geolocation information under House Bill 2816.
• Senate Bill 6629 would exempt child-care providers in business for at least five years from having to have a high school diploma.
Compiled by staff writer Alexis Krell.