Today is Friday, April 5, the 82nd day of the 105-day legislative session.
"In the House, we have the DREAM act. Senate budget makes it look like they're more into nightmares."
-Rep. Laurie Jinkins, in a tweet. The Tacoma Democrat was one of a number of lawmakers to air their displeasure about various aspects of the Senate’s budget proposal released Wednesday.
The Senate has scheduled a 9 a.m. floor session and caucus. Additionally, at least one legislative committee has scheduled public hearings. But at least two meetings were canceled.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee will meet beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate Hearing Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
But The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education meeting today in House Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services meeting in House Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building were canceled.
When available, additional information can be found on the Legislature’s website: www.leg.wa.gov.
Today, the Ballard High School Choir will sing in the Rotunda of the Legislative Building. The award-winning choir will bring up to 90 students for the public performance, scheduled noon-1 p.m.
On Saturday, Scottish heritage will be celebrated when the National Tartan Day Society of Washington gathers for a reading of the National Tartan Day Proclamation. Organizers estimate up to 100 people will attend. The event is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Legislative Building. Wearing plaid is not required.Staff report