Good morning. Today is Friday, the 89th day of the 105-day session.
Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, introduced Senate Bill 5926, which would repeal a sales-tax exemption for people from out of state and use the money to pay for home-care services. Rep. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, introduced House Bill 2054, which would require stricter scrutiny of state tax exemptions.
Unions from around the state plan a noon rally on the Capitol steps that could bring 5,000 people to protest state budget cuts. The event will be the fourth in a series of daily rallies on the Capitol Campus calling on legislators to repeal tax exemptions.
The House and Senate are scheduled for floor session most of the day, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate and 10 a.m. in the House. Legislators probably will bring up the House budget proposal that passed out of committee Wednesday, House Bill 1087, for amendments, but will have to wait until Saturday to vote on the measure.