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Legislative Review

Each weekday during the legislative session, Legislative Review gives you daily recaps of the top debates at the State Capitol. Over the weekend, a weekly recap summarizes the debates from the entire week. Episodes of Legislative Review are also produced when legislative committees meet during the interim between legislative sessions.

Tracks

Monday, February 26, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Monday's legislative activity (2/26/24).On this episode: The House meets over the weekend and passes its version of the supplemental operating budget; the House Appropriations Committee hears bills that aim to employ more public defenders and prosecutors in underserved areas, and reqire a new computer science requirement for high school graduation.
10:01 2/27/24
Friday, February 23, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill that aims to help with rent stabilization and the Senate debates their version of the Supplemental Operating Budget.
07:46 2/23/24
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Thursday's legislative activity (2/22/24).On today's episode: The Senate passes bills dealing with police officer recruitment, "co-living" housing, and instructional materials in schools.
10:36 2/23/24
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Wednesday's legislative activity (2/21/24).On this episode: The Senate's supplemental state transportation budget; a Senate committee votes out a number of bills related to public schools; and a House committee hears a bill to eliminate the state's Fish and Wildlife Commission.
08:36 2/22/24
Tuesday, February 20
The House and Senate Democrats drop their respective versions of the state supplemental operating budget. Plus, a sneak peak at the Democrats' supplemental transportation budget.
09:56 2/21/24
Monday, February 19, 2024
The house passes a resolution honoring the Japanese Americans who were interned in WWII, a Senate committee holds a public hearing on a gun bill and the Senate passes a resolution on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Stay tuned for budget talks.
10:11 2/20/24
Friday, February, 16, 2024
on this episode of Legislative Review: A hearing on the Senate's verson of the Capital Budget and bill pertaining to guns in certain public places.
08:06 2/16/24
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Thursday's legislative activity (2/15/24).On this episode: A bill to authorize the WA Attorney General to investigate police deadly force incidents; a bill proposing public utility tax exemptions for green hydrogen; and a bill to make EpiPen more available in schools for emergency care for allergic reactions.
10:21 2/16/24
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: We take a look at a bill that would try to stabilize rent in Washington State. And also topics covering grocery mergers and Ukrainian Americans.
09:51 2/15/24
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill concerning unemployment insurance benefits for striking workers advances in the House. Also - legislation concerning payment for women and minority-owned public works subcontractors, and a bill aimed at giving incarcerated people a second chance.
11:21 2/14/24
Monday, February 12, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Monday's legislative activity (2/12/24).On today's episode: Over the weekend, the House approves a bill to require Holocaust and genocide eduction in schools; on Monday, the Senate debates a bill concerning the state's election database, and the House considers a bill to encourage social-emotional learning in schools.
10:46 2/13/24
Friday, February 9, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill regarding health care facility mergers and a bill pertaining to construction crane safety.
08:51 2/9/24
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Thursday's legislative activity (2/8/24).On this episode: A bill to license tribal mental health and substance abuse facilities; a bill to allow local governments to hold local elections in even-numbered years; and a bill to support the police workforce by allowing donations to pay for basic police academy training.
09:46 2/9/24
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Wednesday's legislative activity (2/7/24).On today's episode: A bill to allow "co-living" housing, much the boarding house of yesteryear; a bill to expand Washington's paid sick leave law; and a bill to require clergy to report child abuse or neglect.
09:26 2/8/24
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review… Independent investigations of police use of force, and a bi-partisan bill aimed at electric vehicle fires… plus minority representation in policy-making.
11:11 2/7/24
Monday, February 5, 2024
On today's Legislative Review, Bottle fee refunds, mental health for first responders, and protecting victims of sex crimes.
07:49 2/6/24
Friday, February 2, 2024
Bills dealing with excise tax on cannabis products with high THC and tax breaks for semiconductor manufacturers.
05:36 2/2/24
Thursday, February 1, 2024
ON THIS EPISODE OF LEGISLATIVE REVIEW:STATE REPRESENTATIVES LOOK AT A PROPOSED BOTTLE RECYCLING SYSTEM FOR WASHINGTON GFX: 10-CENT BOTTLE RECYCLING FEEPLUS– IMPOSING FINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES GFX: RESTITUTION/ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES AND…A HOUSE COMMITTEE REVIEWS A BILL ON THE USE OF DECEPTION IN POLICE INTERROGATIONS. 06On tonight's episode of Legislative Review: State Representatives look at a proposed bottle recycling system. Also - Imposing fines for environmental crimes. And, a house committee discusses deception in police interrogations.
09:06 2/2/24
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill to help regulate self-driving vehicles and a striking amendment to a bill that will decarbonize the state's energy grid.
10:26 2/1/24
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Today's episode of "Legislative Review" deals with bills that increase the compensation for healthcare contractors, changing overtime rules for agricultural workers, and making child care more accessible in rural areas.
10:11 1/30/24
Monday, January 29, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Monday's legislative activity (1/29/24).The House passes a bill to increase the penalties for animal cruelty. Legislative committees hear bills that would increase access to free meals in public schools, and require gun owners to have homeowners insurance to cover accidental discharge.
09:46 1/30/24
Friday, January 26, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill that aim to add protectiobs for Washingtonians from the dangers of Fentanyl and a 2 bills that realtes to the management of the gray wolf.
07:51 1/26/24
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Thursday's legislative activity (1/25/24).Public hearings on bills to regulate the "rolling resistance" of replacement tires sold in Washington; lower the blood alcohol limit for driving while intoxicated from .08 to .05 percent; and requiring school instruction about the meaning and history of the Pledge of Allegiance.
09:21 1/26/24
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Wednesday's legislative activity (1/24/24).A bill to require utility charges related to the state's Climate Commitment Act to be listed as such on consumers' utility bills. A proposal to raise the pay for paraeducators by an average of $7 per hour. And a measure that would expand access to respite care for family caregivers.
08:51 1/25/24
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
The legislature heard bills about child tax care credit, school bus trespass and free college tuition (for community and technical colleges).
09:11 1/24/24
Monday, January 22, 2024
Legislative Review features highlights from Monday's legislative activity (1/22/24).The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee hears a bill to allow liquor retailers to use biometric ID to verify the age of buyers. The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee hears a bill to limit the use of restraint and isolation on students. On the House floor, representatives debate a bill that would limit the expansion of natural gas services in Washington.
09:41 1/23/24
Friday, January 19, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill that would give the authority for local governments to raise property taxes and a bill that would try to prevent algorithmic bias and discrimination.
07:41 1/19/24
Thursday, January 18, 2024
On today's Legislative Review; phasing out fluorescent light bulbs, adjusting real estate taxes to fund affordable housing, and legislation relating to wolves and livestock predation.
10:41 1/19/24
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
On this episode of Legislative Review: Legislative committees consider bills to require oil companies to report pricing and supply info to state government; require public school instruction on the Holocaust and genocide; and create regulations to protect citizens gathering signatures on initiative petitions.
10:36 1/18/24
Tuesday, January 16, 2023
On this episode of Legislative Review: A bill concerning the WA State Patrol's firearm background check system. And a session update from the Democratic and Republican Caucuses.
09:01 1/17/24