“I’ll look forward to talking to our zombie friends.”
– Gov. Jay Inslee, on advocates for expanding a tax credit for film and television production, who came to Olympia Tuesday dressed as zombies.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget office has asked agencies to update information about what would happen in a partial government shutdown in what Inslee says is the unlikely event that lawmakers can’t finish a budget by June 30.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House State Government Committee will have an 8 a.m. hearing on Senate Bill 5715, which would require initiatives to include statements regarding their fiscal impact if the estimated cost is $25 million or more. The committee meets in Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Senate Bill 5914, which passed the Senate on a 33-14 vote, will have a 8 a.m. hearing before the House Local Government Committee. The measure would restrict the ability of cities and counties to decide their own regulations for fireworks. The hearing will be in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
A proposal aimed at improving oil train safety in Washington will receive a public hearing before the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee. The hearing on House Bill 1449 will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
The House Public Safety Committee will hold a work session on building public trust in law enforcement, which will include a discussion of the use of force by police officers. The work session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The Senate Committee on Ways & Means will get the first look at a proposal to provide more state funding for school construction so that districts can lower class sizes in the early grades and expand all-day kindergarten. Senate Bill 6080 will be heard at 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The Oregon Action Committee, which seeks to change sex offender registration laws, is calling on supporters to protest Washington’s sex offender registry on the steps of the Legislative Building between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday.