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The Impact Video Available

November 26th, 2014, 7:00PM

A wrap-up of the Fall Senate Committee Hearings and the key issues facing the 2015 Legislature. Plus, how I-1351 could impact K-12 education funding.

Well Read Video Available

November 25th, 2014, 7:00PM

David Mitchell, "The Bone Clocks" -- In this thriller, Londoner Holly Sykes is the unwitting protagonist in a war between two groups with psychic powers.

25th Annual King County Legislative Forum Video Available

November 24th, 2014, 7:00PM

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

Annual forum on Issues of Importance in the Developmental Disabilities System with members of the Washington State Legislature (King County) and other local/regional officials (welcome by King County Executive Dow Constantine).

State Expenditure Limit Committee Video Available

November 21st, 2014, 2:30PM

House Hearing Rm E

Work Session: Introduction of members, adjusting and projecting the state expenditure limit; Executive Session: Adoption of the 2013 minutes, adjusting and projecting the state expenditure limit, election of committee chair.

Senate Trade & Economic Development Committee Video Available

November 21st, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 3

Work Session: Taxpayer rights, Tax appeal reform (create a Court of Tax Appeals, public comment).

Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Cmte. Video Available

November 21st, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 2

Work: City of Quincy - overview of project combining industrial re-use of water from agricultural processing and consequent rural economic development, Community Economic Revitalization Board - possible legislation, Dept. of Agriculture updates.

Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee Video Available

November 21st, 2014, 8:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Work Session: K-12 outcomes and trends, education system health indicators, overview of Initiative 1351, Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver impacts - overview of what the waiver meant and the impacts of its loss.

Senate Law & Justice Committee Video Available

November 21st, 2014, 8:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 2

Work: Election of WA State Supreme Court Justices by district, update on use of Draeger Alcotest breath alcohol testing device, development of breath analysis test for presence of marijuana, funding investigations of Internet crimes against children.

The Seattle Times LiveWire Washington-China Forum Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 6:30PM

Microsoft Campus

A forum on "A Bridge to China: Exploring the Northwest's future with the East" with Gary Locke (former U.S. Ambassador to China), Ray Conner (President/CEO, Boeing Commercial Airlines), others.

Senate Governmental Operations Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 3:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 2

Work Session: A discussion of tribes in Washington, update on the buildable lands stakeholder discussions.

Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 3:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Work Session: Report from Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Statewide Coordinating Committee, update on implementation of 2SSB 6312, update on court ruling concerning psychiatric bed certifications.

Senate Health Care Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 3:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Work Session: E-cigarettes - children's safety, Hepatitis C - emerging issues, overview of health technology assessments.

Inside Olympia Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 2:00PM

An interview with WSU President Elson Floyd on college funding and tuition. Plus, Senators Barbara Bailey and Jeanne Kohl-Welles preview higher ed funding and policy in the upcoming 2015 Legislature.

Senate Transportation Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 1:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Work: Highway project updates (Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, I-405 Express Toll Lanes), recent audit findings regarding Island Transit, update regarding Gov's Executive Order 14-04 (CERT recommendations, low-carbon fuel standard report).

Senate Ways & Means Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 1:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Work Session: 2015 Session Preview - operating/capital budgets, overview and fiscal impact of collective bargaining agreements, current mental health litigation.

House Public Safety Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 10:00AM

House Hearing Rm B

Work Session: Overview of the preservation of DNA biological evidence in criminal cases, overview of various electronic home monitoring programs and standards.

Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Cmte. Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Work Session: NoaNet and the deployment of broadband telecommunications in Washington.

Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Work Session: Oso landslide impacts and recovery update, 2014 fire season update.

Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Cmte. Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 2

Work Session: Affordable housing needs study, financial institutions and marijuana.

Senate Higher Education Committee Video Available

November 20th, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 3

Work Session: Overview of student debt - National perspective, Interactive affordability model, State four-year institution perspective, Student perspective.

The Impact Video Available

November 19th, 2014, 7:00PM

A look at the recommendations for how Washington might address carbon pollution and climate change. Plus, the abandoned treasures being auctioned off by the state including a possible Picasso sketchbook.

House Appropriations Committee Video Available

November 19th, 2014, 1:00PM

House Hearing Rm A

Work Session: Implementing McCleary, fiscal impact of I-1351.

Washington State Economic & Revenue Forecast Council Video Available

November 19th, 2014, 10:00AM

House Hearing Rm A

Agenda: Call to order, approval of November 6 minutes, budget outlook, revenue forecast, adoption of official forecast.

Well Read Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 7:00PM

Nicholas Kristof, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity" -- Using stories from around the globe, Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn weave a compelling narrative of people who are giving of themselves to change the world.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 1:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: State v. Joey A. Andy (Was defendant's right to public trial violated when his trial lasted into the evening, past posted courthouse hours?)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 10:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Washington Federal v. Lance Harvey, et ux. & Kendall Gentry, et ux. (Does the Deeds of Trust Act protect defendants from deficiency judgments when they did not pledge their own property?)

Select Committee on Pension Policy Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Agenda: Minutes approval, adoption of 2015 meeting dates, update on budget environment, GASB update, annuity purchase, early retirement factors (retire-rehire), PSERS proposal, DRS Corrections (retire-rehire).

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 9:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: State v. Kenneth W. Sandholm (Was defendant's right to a unanimous jury violated? Should prior drug offenses be included in his offender score?)

Joint Select Committee on Health Care Oversight Video Available

November 18th, 2014, 9:00AM

House Hearing Rm B

Agenda: Ebola readiness, Telemedicine, Health Benefit Exchange update, Affordability issues post-Affordable Care Act, Health Care Authority update.

Jt. Leg. Task Force on Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing Video Available

November 17th, 2014, 2:30PM

House Hearing Rm B

Agenda: Advisory Committee work plan comments, Task Force member work plan discussion, public testimony, finalize work plan.

Education Accountability System Oversight Committee Video Available

November 17th, 2014, 11:00AM

House Hearing Rm C

Agenda: Committee business, Background and update on state and federal accountability systems for K-12 Education, Update on accountability efforts of the Professional Educator Standards Board, discuss next steps.

College Bound Scholarship Program Work Group Video Available

November 17th, 2014, 10:00AM

Sen. Conf. Rms ABC

Agenda: Update on College Bound Scholarship data, update on College Bound Scholarship estimated costs for 2015-2017, public testimony, discussion of final recommendations and next steps.

Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Video Available

November 17th, 2014, 10:00AM

Seattle City Hall

Agenda: Welcome, introductions, agenda review, presentation of final report and discussion with Governor Inslee, CERT closing discussion.

WA State Supreme Court/Washington 125 Celebration Video Available

November 14th, 2014, 12:00PM

Temple of Justice

A program in celebration of Washington 125 - "Perspectives on the Bench and Bar of Thurston County Since Statehood" with retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerry Alexander and retired Superior Court Judge Carol Fuller.

Adult Behavioral Health System Task Force Video Available

November 14th, 2014, 9:00AM

Criminal Justice Training Center

Agenda: Staff review of draft preliminary report options, progress update from DSHS/HCA (panel), stakeholder work group end-of-year reports/future plans, public comment, Task Force member discussion - prelim report & 2015 work plan, possible adoption.

King Co. Mental Health & Substance Abuse Legislative Forum Video Available

November 13th, 2014, 7:00PM

Town Hall, Seattle

The 18th Annual King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum, with remarks by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett, takes place at Town Hall in Seattle.

Inside Olympia Video Available

November 13th, 2014, 2:00PM

Can Washington become a hub for carbon fiber and composite manufacturing? Host Austin Jenkins sits down with WA Dept of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. Plus, Mary Kaye Bredeson and Jennifer States on carbon jobs and carbon recycling and research.

JTC Electrical Vehicle Study Advisory Panel Video Available

November 13th, 2014, 10:00AM

Sen. Conf. Rms ABC

Agenda: Project overview/update, Task 2 - Business Model Summaries, Task 2 - Financial Analysis for Business Models, Task 3 Preview - Identifying the Role of Public & Private Stakeholders, summary/discussion/next steps.