Good morning. Today is Thursday, the 88th day of the 105-day session.
In a 71-26 vote, the House passed Senate Bill 5186, which would make people who ski in closed areas guilty of criminal trespass. The measure returns to the Senate for concurrence before moving on to the governor for her signature.
The Senate passed Senate Bill 5119, which would cancel the 2012 presidential primary to save money.
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The House and Senate are scheduled to have floor sessions throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Senate and 10 a.m. in the House.
Mental health workers from the Service Employees International Union plan to come to Olympia for a one-day strike against cuts to state health care programs. Like most of the groups staging rallies at the Capitol this week, they will ask lawmakers to close tax exemptions before cutting services.
The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Sylvester Park.
The Washington State Labor Council announced it plans to hold a rally Friday on the Capitol Campus to protest cuts in state services. The rally is scheduled to begin at noon on the north steps of the Legislative Building.