Welcome to the Legislative Link Up!

The 2015 Regular Session is 105 days | January 12 through April 26.

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.

Senator Proposes Bill To Ticket Slow Left-Lane Drivers

wa senate chambersOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Going slower than the speed limit in a highway's fast lane could earn Washington drivers a speeding ticket under a bill pending in the state Senate. Senate bill 6105, filed last week by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane,

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Budget Negotiations Hit Snag In Washington Legislature

WA capmoneyOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, budget negotiations between House Democrats and Senate Republicans have hit a snag. House Democrats said Wednesday that they were given an ultimatum

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Senate Passes Revised Set Of Oil Train Safety Rules

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill to establish a new set of safety regulations for oil trains that travel through Washington. In a 28-21 vote Wednesday, the Senate passed a revised version of House Bill 1449, which passed the House in March. Amendments to the bill make it very similar to the Senate's version of an oil train bill that passed the House in a modified form Tuesday night.

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Senate Republicans: Teacher Pay Reform Needed To Fix Budget

education deskSEATTLE (AP) — Republicans in the state Senate want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators. In a news conference on Wednesday, they said this change in state policy is essential to meeting the Washington Supreme Court's

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House Passes Bill Exempting Junior Hockey From Labor Law

waleg insideOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill to exempt the state's four Western Hockey League teams from state laws restricting child labor.

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Senate Passes $3.9 Billion Construction Budget

wa senate chambersOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a two-year construction budget that allocates $3.9 billion toward new buildings and maintenance.

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Legislature Approves Overhaul Of Medical Marijuana Market

MJ med3OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Legislature has approved an overhaul of the state's medical marijuana market, sending to Gov. Jay Inslee a bill seeking to eliminate unregulated dispensary sales now that the state's recreational market is in place. The Senate on Tuesday concurred with changes made to the bill in the House last week, and then voted 41-8 to pass it out of the chamber and on to the governor for his expected signature. Among its many provisions, Senate Bill 5052, would create a database of patients.

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