TVW will be live at noon today on the Senate floor, where legislators are expected to debate a handful of Republican-backed workers’ compensation bills. You can watch on TV, or live on the web.
The Senate Majority Coalition says the bills (SB5112, SB5124, SB5126, SB5127 and SB5128) are intended to curb costs and give workers more choices. A vote on the bills was delayed after Senate Democrats argued that the legislation was rushed through Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee.
The bills are opposed by labor unions, including the Washington State Labor Council. The council is holding a press conference with injured workers directly after the floor debate. TVW will live webcast that press conference here.