Politics & Government

Under the Dome: Thursday, April 16, the 95th day of the 105-day legislative session

QUOTED

“I’m not sure (a) tea would be productive.”

– Gov. Jay Inslee, on why a phone call and a greeting in passing have been his only conversations with State Auditor Troy Kelley since a federal investigation of Kelley became public.

NOTEWORTHY

The House on Wednesday approved a proposal to let people testify to the Legislature by submitting prerecorded video. The House changed Senate Bill 5267 to apply only to the Senate. The bill must return to the Senate for consideration of the changes.

THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

Two plans, one by Democrats and one by Republicans, to address education funding and local school levies will be considered in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Senators will take public testimony on Senate Bill 6103 and Senate Bill 6109. The 3:30 p.m. meeting is in Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building.

FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

The House Finance Committee plans a public hearing on House Bill 2156, which would give cities and counties an array of new tax, fee and regulatory authority. The hearing is at 8 a.m. in Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

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