Posts Tagged ‘State Legislature’

2019 Legislature – Sen. Hawkins On Start Of Session, Education Committee Plans

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins joins Dan Langager every Tuesday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today Hawkins talks about the start of the session yesterday and swearing in new members. With Gov. Jay Inslee giving his State Of The State address today, Hawkins said he’ll be listening for Inslee’s…

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2019 Legislative Session Begins Today In Olympia

Health care, mental health, transportation and affordable housing – just some of the issues that lawmakers will be facing during the 2019 legislative session, as Marcus Bellissimo reports. The 105-day session begins today. For the first time in years, lawmakers are set to write a new two-year budget without a primary focus of satisfying a…

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Gov. Inslee Announces Public Option Health Insurance Proposal Ahead of Session

Health care is an issue for all Washingtonians. A new plan to be introduced at the start of the legislative session seeks coverage for all. KOHO’s Marcus Bellissimo reports Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a public health insurance option for state residents as a step toward universal health coverage. In an announcement Tuesday, Inslee said…

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County Officials Ask Lawmakers For More Funding As Legislative Session Nears

It’s budget season, with cities, counties and other organizations finalizing their 2019 spending plans. But they’re also keeping an eye on the upcoming legislative session. At a recent Tri-Commission meeting (commissioners of Chelan County, Port of Chelan County and Chelan PUD) , county commissioners  said they’re concerned about so-called unfunded mandates. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Salary Hike, Smaller Classes For Wenatchee Teachers In New Contract With District

Teachers in the Wenatchee School District have a new contract. On Tuesday members of the Wenatchee Education Association met at Wenatchee High School to ratify a new two year contract with the School District. Of the 367 members in attendance, 98 percent voted to accept the agreement. The Association represents over 500 non-administrative certificated educators in…

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