Ways and Means will also be hearing bills that cover retirement benefits, balanced budget requirements, and public school employee insurance benefits. Agenda here
The House will be voting on its version of the supplemental operating budget. ESHB 2127 has been moved to the short list of bills to take up. No word yet about possible amendments to the budget proposal.
- The House convenes Wednesday at 9 a.m. for session/caucus. Sessions/caucuses are also set for Thursday and Friday.
- The Senate convenes for a session/caucus Wednesday at noon.
- You can watch the hearings live or at your convenience at www.tvw.org
The House Ways and Means meets tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a hearing and possible action on nine bills, including HB 2824, which sets up a task force to develop a proposal to fully fund basic education. Its report would be due Dec. 1, 2012. HB 2824 also rolls I-728/”Student Achievement Fund” money into basic education and common schools funding.
WSPTA, CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE CALL FOR SUPPORT OF FOOD PROGRAM
Education and basic services work together to create brighter futures
Children are the seeds of our future, and investing in their potential by giving them a great education is our state’s paramount duty. Yet the best teachers and the highest-quality curriculum will fall short if children show up for class hungry.