Welcome to the Legislative Link Up!

The 2015 Regular Session is 105 days | January 12 through April 26. The 30-day special session began at noon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

During the Washington Legislative session, Jeff and Dale invited lawmakers to discuss hot topics on Daybreak. Schedule:  Monday 8:40AM – Senator Tim Sheldon. Wednesdays 7:40AM – Representative Dan Griffey. Thursdays 8:15AM – Representative Drew MacEwen. US Congressman Derek Kilmer- monthly broadcasts.

Gov. Inslee Signs Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that reforms several elements of Washington state's recreational marijuana law. The bill signed Tuesday eliminates the current three-tier tax structure and replaces it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale. To encourage more cities and counties

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Washington Legislature Cuts State Tuition By 15-20 Percent

capitol insideSEATTLE (AP) - A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.

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Gov. Inslee To Sign Two-Year State Budget

capdome lakeOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a $38.2 billion two-year state operating budget that cuts tuition for college students and puts more money toward the state's K-12 education system. Inslee is set to sign the plan

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Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill Goes To Governor's Desk

pot jarOLYMPIA, WA (AP) - The Legislature has passed a measure that that makes several changes to the state's new recreational marijuana law, ranging from changing the market's tax structure to zoning rules. House Bill 2136 passed the Senate

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House Passes Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill

MJ med3OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The House has passed a measure that would eliminate the three-tier tax structure that voters approved under the state's recreational marijuana law and replace it with a single excise tax of 37 percent at the point of sale.

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Republicans Propose 1-Month Budget As Emergency Option

WA capdomeOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Senate Republicans have released a plan that would enable the state to keep running an extra month in case lawmakers are unable to pass a new two-year budget by the end of the current fiscal cycle early next week.

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House And Senate Honor Former President Of WSU

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -  The House and Senate both passed resolutions honoring late Washington State University President Elson Floyd, with lawmakers praising him as an advocate for the college and students across the state. The chambers passed the resolutions Thursday, after lawmakers spoke of their memories of Floyd, who was 59 when he died last weekend of complications from colon cancer, the Spokesman-Review reported (http://bit.ly/1RAphsv).

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