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Senate Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session Video Available

May 29th, 2015, 9:00AM

Senate Floor Chamber

The Washington State Senate convenes for a pro forma session in Olympia (1st Day of 2015 Second Special Session).

House Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session Video Available

May 29th, 2015, 9:00AM

House Floor Chamber

The Washington State House of Representatives convenes for a pro forma session in Olympia (1st Day of 2015 Second Special Session).

Governor Inslee Media Availability Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 4:45PM

Governors Conference Room

Governor Jay Inslee speaks to the media on calling the state legislature back for a second special session to finish their work on the state budget, other issues.

Inside Olympia Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 2:00PM

State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark discusses how the state is readying for a potentially severe wildfire season. Plus, Jim Theofelis will soon step down as president of the organization he founded to help homeless & foster youth: The Mockingbird Soc

Legislative Democratic Leadership Media Availability Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 1:00PM

Legislative Building

Senate and House Democratic Leadership gather for a media availability at the state capitol.

Senate Ways & Means Committee Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 1:00PM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Executive: SB 6050 (proposed substitute).

Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Leadership Media Availability Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 12:45PM

Legislative Building

Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Leadership meet with media to discuss the on-going legislative special session at the state capitol.

House Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session

May 28th, 2015, 10:00AM

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House Floor Chamber

The Washington State House of Representatives convenes for floor debate in Olympia and adjourns the 2015 First Special Session sine die.

Senate Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 10:00AM

Senate Floor Chamber

The Washington State Senate convenes for floor debate in Olympia and adjourns the 2015 First Special Session sine die.

Washington State Supreme Court Symposium Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 8:30AM

Temple of Justice

WA Supreme Court Symposium on "Reentry: Do We Really Care About People Succeeding After Prison?"

Senate Law & Justice Committee Video Available

May 28th, 2015, 8:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Work: A review of issues involving McCleary v. State of WA, whether the WSBA is subject to the Antitrust Act, review of WA state judiciary operating budget.

The Impact Video Available

May 27th, 2015, 7:00PM

The different legislative plans for improving access to higher education in Washington. Plus, is your beach safe for swimming this summer? How the state is working to monitor bacteria levels.

Senate Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session Video Available

May 27th, 2015, 11:00AM

Senate Floor Chamber

The Washington State Senate convenes for floor debate - adopting SR 8675 (Recognizing the economic and cultural contributions of the 2015 U.S. Open golf championship) - in Olympia (29th Day of 2015 Special Session).

House Floor Debate - 2015 Special Session Video Available

May 27th, 2015, 10:00AM

House Floor Chamber

The Washington State House of Representatives convenes for floor debate on 2ESHB 1299 (Trans budgt 2013-15, 2015-17) & EHB 2214 (HS student assessments) in Olympia (29th Day of 2015 Special Session).

Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee Video Available

May 27th, 2015, 8:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Public: SGA 9198, SGA 9136, SGA 9157, SGA 9162; Work Session: Overview of WA Conservation Corps, forest health update, additional work session topics to be announced.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 2:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: NW Wholesale, Inc. v. Pac Organic Fruit, LLC (Whether federal Bankruptcy Law preempts a section of state law governing limited liability companies)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 1:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: State of Washington v. Matthew A. Hampton (May a judge consider a defendant's reasons for changing attorneys when such request involves a delay in trial?)

Senate Ways & Means Committee Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 1:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Public: SB 6125, SB 6126

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 10:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Kathryn B. Abele, Attorney at Law (Should Abele be suspended from practicing law for one year for violating the lawyer Rules of Professional Conduct?)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 9:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: WA State Hospital Association v. WA State Department of Health (Concerns validity of a rule interpretation by the State Department of Health)

Well Read Video Available

May 26th, 2015, 1:00AM

Joyce Carol Oates, "The Sacrifice" -- Echoing in fiction the Tawana Brawley story, Oates' incendiary novel illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence and racism, and its impact on innocent lives.

Citizen Cmsn. for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences Video Available

May 22nd, 2015, 10:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 3

Agenda: Minutes approval (10/17/14), Staff Reports, Thinking Ahead for the Next 10 Year Cycle, 2015 Expedited Tax Preference Report, Revised 2015 Tax Preference Review Schedule (ratify), 2016 Tax Preference Review Schedule (preview docs/approval).

Inside Olympia Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 2:00PM

An update from Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Hanford clean-up litigation, marijuana policy, the Arlene's Flowers and Troy Kelley cases, and more. Plus, WA Veterans Affairs Director Alfie Alvarado discusses legislation affecting veterans.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 1:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: State of Washington v. Timothy A. Conover (Concerns multiple school bus stop sentence enhancements)

Legislative Democratic Leadership Media Availability Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 1:15PM

Legislative Building

Senate and House Democratic Leadership gather for a media availability at the state capitol.

House of Representatives Work Session Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 10:30AM

House Hearing Rm C

A work session on levy reform issues with State Representative Ross Hunter (D-48th District) and other legislators takes place at the state capitol.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 10:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Matter of the Estate of Virginia J. Jepsen, Deceased/Miles v. Jepsen (Did the Court of Appeals correctly hold that this will contest action should be allowed to proceed?)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 9:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Sara Foster v. WA State Department of Ecology, et al. (May the Dept of Ecology approve a water permit that impacts minimum water levels?)

Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee Video Available

May 21st, 2015, 8:00AM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Work Session: Briefing on Smart Grid Grants under the Clean Energy Fund, carbon reduction investments.

The Impact Video Available

May 20th, 2015, 7:00PM

The "Opt Out" movement. Why students are refusing to take state standardized tests and the ramifications for schools across the state. Plus, improving oil transportation safety in light of federal oil train regulations.

House State Government Committee Video Available

May 20th, 2015, 10:00AM

House Hearing Rm E

Public: HB 2256

Washington State Transportation Commission Video Available

May 20th, 2015, 8:30AM

Transportation Building Conference Room

Agenda: Legislative update/overview, Sea-Tac Sustainable Airport Master Plan, Tacoma I-5 HOV Project, Hybrid Vehicle/Alternative Fuels Report, public comment, other commission business.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 2:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Dependency of M.H.P.; Diana Farrow, Guardian ad Litem (May a court seal documents in parental termination cases w/o notifying opposing parties?)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 1:30PM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Adoption of M.S.M.-P./Phillips v. King & King (Petitioner challenges termination of his parental rights because termination hearing was closed to public)

Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 1:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 4

Public: SB 6116

Washington State Transportation Commission Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 1:00PM

Transportation Building Conference Room

Agenda: WSDOT Public Outreach/I-405 Express Toll Lanes, Puget Sd Reg Travel Study, Stuck in Traffic Report, PSRC - status report on region's transportation sys/plans to improve it, 2015 WSF Fare Setting/Policies & Operational Strategies.

Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Leadership Media Availability Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 11:30AM

Legislative Building

Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Leadership meet with media to discuss the on-going legislative special session at the state capitol.

Governor Inslee Media Availability Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 11:00AM

Governors Conference Room

Governor Jay Inslee meets with the media to update on the on-going legislative special session at the state capitol.

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 10:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: State of Washington v. Jerry A. Herron (Did defendant validly waive his right to public trial? May defendant assert the general public's constitutional rights?)

Washington State Supreme Court Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 9:00AM

Temple of Justice

Oral arguments: Detention of Rolando Reyes (Concerns issues involving how civil cases are administered by trial courts)

Public Records Exemptions Accountability Committee Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 9:00AM

Sen. Conf. Rms ABC

Agenda: Roll call/review membership appts, agenda adoption, minutes approval (2/3), Old Business (Personal Info Involving Child Victims/Witnesses, Body Camera Legislation), New Business (Financial/Comm Info Supplied to Invest Brds), other.

Washington State Transportation Commission Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 9:00AM

Transportation Building Conference Room

Agenda: Commission business (meeting summaries, election of officers) Medal of Honor Memorial Highway Naming, WSDOT Public Transportation Plan, 2015 FROG Survey on WA State Ferries Performance.

Well Read Video Available

May 19th, 2015, 1:00AM

William Gibson, "The Peripheral" -- Imagine yourself in two bodies at the same time, in two different times. That's just a piece of the latest novel from award-winning Gibson, one of the best-known science fiction writers in North America.

Washington State Economic & Revenue Forecast Council Video Available

May 18th, 2015, 2:30PM

Senate Hearing Rm 1

Agenda: Call to order, meeting minutes approval (2/20 & 5/14), economic and revenue forecasts, adoption of official forecast.

Governor Inslee Bill Signing Ceremony Video Available

May 18th, 2015, 1:30PM

Governors Conference Room

Governor Jay Inslee takes action on the following legislation: 1059, 1281, 1575, 1586, 1844, 1879, 1890, 1896, 1898, 1943, 5011, 5070, 5107, 5227, 5419, 5481, 5607, 5616, 5631, 5647, 5826, 5871, 5888, 5893

Mainstream Republicans of WA 2015 Cascade Conference Video Available

May 16th, 2015, 3:00PM

Enzian Inn

2015 Cascade Conference: Panel discussion on environmental regulations and WA's trade economy with State Rep. Ed Orcutt (R-20th Dist), Wendy Hutchinson (Director of Government Affairs, Millennium Export Terminal), others.

Mainstream Republicans of WA 2015 Cascade Conference Video Available

May 16th, 2015, 1:45PM

Enzian Inn

2015 Cascade Conference: Panel discussion on "Pro-Jobs Tax System" with State Senator Andy Hill (R-45th Dist), State Rep. Drew Stokesbary (R-31st Dist), others.

Mainstream Republicans of WA 2015 Cascade Conference Video Available

May 16th, 2015, 12:45PM

Enzian Inn

2015 Cascade Conference: Luncheon program with former Washington State Governor Dan Evans, current Secretary of State Kim Wyman, and former Secretary of State Sam Reed.

Mainstream Republicans of WA 2015 Cascade Conference Video Available

May 16th, 2015, 11:10AM

Enzian Inn

2015 Cascade Conference: Panel discussion on jobs and the environment with Isaac Kastama (Washington Business Alliance), Steve Marshall (Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions), & State Rep. Shelly Short (R-7th District).

2015 Project Citizen--St. Brendan Video Available

May 16th, 2015, 10:30AM

House Hearing Rm E

Students from St. Brendan participate in the 2015 Project Citizen State Showcase on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, WA.