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.

Lawmakers Take Action To Cut Down Wait For Inmate Treatment

capitol insideOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has responded to a federal judge's order to cut wait times for crime suspects' mental-health services to seven days or less.

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$7.6B Transportation Budget Heading To Washington Governor

waleg insideOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A bill to keep state transportation projects moving along has passed the state Senate and is heading to the governor's desk. The measure approved Thursday in the Senate and Wednesday in the House sets aside $3.8 billion for capital construction projects

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With No Budget Deal, Inslee To Call Second Special Session

WA capmoneyOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Senate Republicans on Thursday released a new state budget proposal, making some movement toward proposals from House Democrats. But both sides said they still do not have a deal on a two-year state operating budget.

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Senate Policy May Reduce Partisan Squabbling On Social Media

twitter phoneTACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A new Senate policy is attempting to reduce lawmakers' partisan squabbling on social media sites such as Twitter. The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that a Senate committee that sets administrative policy

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Inslee Signs Bill Involving WHL Players

inslee sigining2SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Young players for the four Western Hockey League teams in Washington will be exempted from certain labor laws that would have restricted their practice, conditioning, playing time and made them subject to the minimum wage. Gov. Inslee signed a bill Monday

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State Revenue Forecast Moved From June To Next Week

moneystackedOLYMPIA, WA (AP) - Washington lawmakers, who are in the midst of an overtime legislative session, have agreed to move up the state revenue forecast to next week. The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council voted unanimously Thursday to release the latest numbers

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Gov. Inslee Signs Oil Train Safety Bill

oiltrains2OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into a law a measure that attempts to improve the safety of oil transportation as a sharp increase in trains carrying volatile crude oil poses new safety and environmental risks in the state.

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