Good morning. Today is Tuesday, April 5, day 86 of a 105-day session.
The House Capital Budget Committee is scheduled to have a public hearing on the state’s two-year capital budget proposal, House Bill 1497, at 8 a.m.
Gov. Chris Gregoire is scheduled to sign several bills into law, including House Bill 1649, which would recognize same-sex marriages in other states as domestic partnerships in Washington, and Senate Bill 5124, which would require all Washington counties to vote by mail.
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For the rest of the day, the House and Senate are scheduled to have floor sessions starting at 9 a.m. in the Senate and 10 a.m. in the House.
The Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget is planning demonstrations asking state legislators to close corporate tax loopholes in response to Washington’s budget shortfall.
At noon and again at 2:45 p.m., the group is scheduled to rally on the north steps of the Legislative Building.
Throughout the week, protests are scheduled in response to the House budget proposal that came out Monday.
On Wednesday, the Washington Community Action Network is holding a protest to call on legislators to end corporate tax loopholes and reduce cuts to state services.
On Thursday, mental health workers from the Service Employees International Union are scheduling a one-day strike to protest cuts to health care funding.