Category Archives: This Week in the Senate

17 Jan
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This Week in the Senate – Week 2: MLK Day, Health Care, Police Accountability, Climate Change and more

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28 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 8: Marathon floor action

This week, bills must make it through two additional cutoffs (a fiscal cutoff and a floor cutoff) in order to continue their journey toward becoming law. FISCAL CUTOFF (OPPOSITE HOUSE) Monday, March 2 Senate Ways & Means Committee: 10 a.m., ...

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21 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 7: Budgets and another cutoff

This week, House and Senate Democrats will unveil their supplemental operating and transportation budgets, giving the first look at what could be funded during the 2020 legislative session. The session will also hit another cutoff on Friday, with all policy ...

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17 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 6: More floor action, the revenue forecast and an important cutoff

The 2020 legislative session will reach a major milestone Wednesday when at 5 p.m. all policy bills introduced in the House and Senate must be voted on and passed out of their respective chambers otherwise they can no longer be ...

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10 Feb
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This Week in the Senate – Week 5: A key cutoff and a busy stretch of floor action

Believe it or not, as of Tuesday, the 2020 legislative session is half over. This week will see an important cutoff Tuesday, followed by a long stretch of work on the Senate floor. FISCAL COMMITTEE CUTOFF Tuesday, Feb. 11 Senate ...

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03 Feb
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Week 4 in the Senate – Transportation, equity in schools and an important cutoff date

The 2020 legislative session rolls on with a big week scheduled in the Transportation Committee. We’re also quickly approaching the session’s first deadline. Bills have until Friday (Feb. 7) to be voted out of committees — with the exception of ...

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27 Jan
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Week 3 – Private prisons, sports betting and Block the Box

We’re a quarter of the way through the 2020 Legislative Session and less than two weeks away from the session’s first cutoff. There’s a packed week of committee hearings ahead. Highlights are below. DOMESTIC WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS Labor & ...

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18 Jan
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Week 2: Gun safety, early learning and honoring MLK

Week 2 in the Senate will begin with a ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s also a busy week in Senate committees with hearings on gun safety, including a possible ban on high capacity magazines, worker safety, sports ...

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13 Jan
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Week 1: Welcome back!

OLYMPIA — The 2020 session is underway and Senate Democrats are excited to get back to work. We’ll kickoff the short 60-day session with a jam-packed Week 1 with public hearings on data privacy, prescription drug prices, affordable housing, the ...

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