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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill on Wednesday granting college tuition to the spouses and children of state transportation workers who died on the job. We hear from families impacted by the bill on Wednesday’s edition of “Legislative Review.” Plus, the governor issues a partial veto of a bill that would have allowed drivers to travel up to 75 miles per hour on parts of Interstate 90.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Tuesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday’s edition of “Legislative Review” we have the latest on a possible special session, as well as a bill in the House that requires law enforcement to test rape kits within 30 days. Plus, a bill passes out of the Senate that aims to reduce the use of isolation and restraint on special needs students in school.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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TVW nominated for three Emmy Awards

By | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

emmy2TVW is nominated for three Emmy Awards by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

A one-hour special report on drones called “Flight Plan: Charting a Course for Drones in Washington” is nominated in the Politics/Government special program category. Those nominated include producer Christina Salerno, photographer and editor Lars Peterson, and photographer Brett Hansen.

A segment on “The Impact” about involuntary commitment is nominated in the Health/Science special program category. Those nominated include host and executive producer Anita Kissee, director Nate Shaw and videographer and editor Markisha Lynch.

“Myths and Misperceptions About the Washington Court” is nominated in the Informational/Instructional special program category. Those nominated include producers David Johnson and Jason Gutz, and executive producers Justice Mary Fairhurst and Margaret Fisher.

 

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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch highlights from Wednesday’s floor debate in the House and Senate on this 15-minute edition of “Legislative Review.” Plus, the public weighs in on the proposed $3.9 billion capital budget, which pays for construction projects around the state.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

Fiscal committee cutoff on ‘Legislative Review’

By | April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tuesday was the deadline for fiscal bills to move out of committee. Here’s our 15-minute wrap up of Tuesday’s legislative action on “Legislative Review.” We cover the public hearing and vote on a bill to regulate e-cigarettes, as well as a committee vote on an oil train safety bill. Plus, a bill that aims to help the state’s honeybee population.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Budget debate highlights on weekly ‘Legislative Review’ wrapup

By | April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch highlights from the Senate and House floor debate over the budget on this 30-minute weekly edition of “Legislative Review.” Plus, highlights from several other bills debated in the Legislature.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m. The 30-minute weekly edition airs Friday evenings and throughout the weekend.

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State Senate delays vote on budget, institutes ‘supermajority’ rule change

By | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The State Senate worked overnight debating about 60 Democrat-sponsored amendments to the two-year operating budget proposed by the mostly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus, but ended up delaying the final budget vote until Monday.

Republicans attempted to advance the budget for a final vote around 2 a.m. Friday. “After over 60 amendments, $875 million dollars in unfunded amendments, we’ve had enough. It’s time to vote and move on to negotiations with the other body,” said Majority Leader Mark Schoesler.

But Democrats argued they needed more time to study the budget. “We’re being told it is now time to vote on the underlying budget, but it is not a bipartisan budget,” said Senate Minority Leader Sen. Sharon Nelson.

The majority did not have enough votes to advance to a vote on the budget, which was put on hold until the chamber meets again at 1 p.m. on Monday.

Before the 10-hour debate began, the Senate voted along caucus lines to change the rules of the chamber. The Majority Coalition Caucus voted to require a supermajority 60 percent approval — or 30 yes votes out of 49 — for any amendments to the operating budget, instead of a simple majority.

Republicans said they asked for the rule change because of the number and type of amendments to the budget that the Democrats had proposed. Amendments touched on topics such as paid sick leave, anti-discrimination laws and climate change.

“We have a series of amendments that are about political games and not about governing,” said Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane. “That’s why we have to put this rule in place.”

Schoesler said the budget should be about fiscal policy, not social issues. “It’s about how we fund our state. It’s not about a host of other issues that are brought in for political ‘gotchas,’” he said.

But Democrats questioned why a minority — 20 votes — should be able to stop the will of the majority. They also argued the amendments were germane to the budget.

“We’ve worked to make sure that the amendments are relevant,” said Nelson. “We do not believe instituting this rule is democratic. I believe this that this is a major step backwards for our state.” (more…)

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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our 15-minute recap of Wednesday’s legislative activities includes a Senate committee work session on ethics in the State Auditor’s Office — to which Auditor Troy Kelley was invited but didn’t show. We also review public testimony on the Senate’s proposed budget and highlights from a Wednesday press conference with Gov. Jay Inslee.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Senate budget proposal to be released at noon Tuesday, TVW will be live

By | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senate Republican lead budget writer Sen. Andy Hill will announce the Senate’s operating budget proposal at noon on Tuesday at the Capitol.

TVW will carry the announcement live on television and on the web at this link.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will air live and at this link.

The House released its $38.8 billion budget proposal on Friday, calling for $1.4 billion in new taxes to pay for education. It also focuses on mental health and freezes college tuition.

Full budget documents for the Senate proposal will be available at the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP) website following the announcement.

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Thursday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s our 15-minute recap of Thursday’s legislative activities on “Legislative Review.” We cover two different proposals to lower college tuition — one that relies on new revenue, and one that does not. Plus, highlights from a committee hearing on the Senate’s gas tax proposal and a move to allow judges to remove their home address from certain public documents.

“Legislative Review” airs at 6:30 and 11 p.m. nightly.

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