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Legislative Preview 2008

Steve Scher
01/10/2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Washington's legislature convenes on Monday, January 14 for a short, two month session. On the agenda: sex offenders, the 520 bridge, an unpaid family leave mandate, ferries, and floods. In this election year, Governor Chris Gregoire has made clear to fellow Democrats she expects to keep the reigns on the budget. We get a preview from the legislative leaders this hour.

Austin Jenkins hosts a legislative preview at Seattle's City Club on Friday, January 11th from 12:00–1:30 pm. ($35 City Club members, $45 general public)

Austin Jenkins is our Olympia correspondent.
Lisa Brown is the Senate majority leader representing the 3rd Legislative District.
Mike Hewitt is the Senate minority leader representing the 16th Legislative District.
Rep. Lynn Kessler (D–24th) is the House majority leader. She represents most of the Olympic Peninsula.
Doug Erickson is the deputy House minority leader representing the 42nd Legislative District.

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