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On TVW today: Kelley impeachment proposal, criminal justice bills, Republican press conference

by caprecord

Here’s what TVW is airing live on Tuesday, May 12:

Tuesday at 9 a.m.: The Senate Natural Resources committee is holding a work session on naming parks, elk hoof disease and fish passage barrier removal. TVW is live on television and the web.

Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.: Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, and Sen. John Braun will hold a press conference to give the Republican perspective on the ongoing special session. Although TVW cannot go live from the location, we will tape it and post it online here as soon as possible.

Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.: The Senate Law and Justice committee is holding a public hearing on a measure dealing with drunk driving, as well as a bill that would allow for someone to represent a victim in court if he or she has no family. The proposal cites the murder of Arlene Roberts, who was strangled in her home in 1978 at the age of 80. She had no surviving family to speak on her behalf during the sentencing, so a detective asked the court for the maximum sentence. The state Supreme Court later ruled in an appeal that an officer cannot undermine a plea agreement between the state and defendant. TVW is live on television and the web with the hearing.

Tuesday at 3 p.m.: Representatives Drew MacEwen and Drew Stokesbary will hold a press conference to introduce a resolution to establish a committee that would draft articles of impeachment against Troy Kelley. The state auditor is facing federal charges of tax evasion, and has taken an unspecified leave of absence. TVW will live webcast the press conference at this link.