Sunday, February 19, 2012

House budget to be heard Feb. 21

Grassroots Connection: Update from Olympia

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a public hearing on its proposed supplemental budget Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m., in Room A of the John L. O'Brien Building on the Capitol Campus.

The hearing will be on the substitute bill by Rep. Hunter. The current version of HB 2127 is the governor's proposal, prefiled by Rep. Hunter at the request of the governor. I will post a link to the substitute when it becomes available.

Rep. Hunter will be addressing Washington State PTA advocates during our Focus Day rally at noon, Feb. 20, on the Capitol Steps. Also joining us will be Champion of Children honorees Rep. Marcie Maxwell, deputy majority leader for education and opportunity; and Rep. Bruce Dammeier, ranking minority member of House Education and assistant ranking member of House Ways and Means and House Education Appropriations and Oversight.

Members are strongly encouraged to contact their legislators regarding funding for education, as well as health and safety programs. An action alert has been set up: Focus Budget Talks on Kids.

- Ramona Hattendorf, Washington State PTA government relations coordinator

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