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Today on TVW: Oil train bill, cap-and-trade plan, press conference regarding Troy Kelley

by caprecord

Here’s what TVW is covering for Thursday, May 14:

Thursday at 9:30 a.m.: Democratic leaders including Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan and Senate Minority Leader Sharon Nelson are holding a press conference to update reporters on the session. TVW taped the event and it will be posted online here later in the day.

Thursday at 10:45 a.m.: Gov. Jay Inslee is signing several bills, including one that aims to improve oil train safety in Washington. Following the bill signing, the governor will briefly answer questions. Maia Bellon from the Dept. of Ecology, Dave Danner from Utilities and Transportation Commission, Robert Ezelle from the state Military Department, and Rob Duff, the governor’s policy adviser on natural resources, will also hold a Q&A about the oil transportation bill and new federal oil train regulations. TVW cannot live webcast the event, however we are taping it and it will be posted online here later in the day.

Thursday at noon: Sen. Barbara Bailey and Sen. Steve O’Ban will have an “announcement regarding Auditor Troy Kelley’s leave of absence,” according to a press release. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Thursday at noon: The Economic Revenue and Forecast Council is holding a meeting to discuss the timing of next revenue forecast. TVW is live on the web only here.

Thursday at 1 p.m.: TVW will be live on television and the web with the House Appropriations Committee, which is holding a pubic hearing on the latest cap-and-trade proposal from Democrats. Watch it live online here.


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