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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s our 15-minute recap of Wednesday’s legislative activities on “Legislative Review.” We cover a bill known as “Sheena’s Law” named after the victim of a murder-suicide in Spokane. Plus, mobile home owners and landlords clash over a bill that would make changes to leases. The show also has highlights from a debate over a bill known by supporters as the Early Start Act.

“Legislative Review” airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m. on TVW.

Tuesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s our 15-minute recap of Tuesday’s legislative activities on “Legislative Review.” It includes the public hearing on Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon pollution plan, as well as several voting measures. Plus, an effort to train more officers on how to deal with the mentally ill.

“Legislative Review” airs each night at 6:30 and 11 p.m. on TVW.

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Monday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s our recap of Monday’s legislative activities. We cover the debate over raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave. The show also has details about the $20 million cost of an involuntary treatment bill, known as “Joel’s Law.” Plus, an effort to reimburse doctors who use telemedicine to connect with patients.

“Legislative Review” recaps each day’s legislative highlights in 15 minutes. It airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m. on TVW.

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Thursday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s Thursday’s edition of “Legislative Review.” The show includes details about a drunk driving bill that aims to stop repeat offenders. It would make a DUI a felony on the fourth offense. Plus, we’ve got two segments that deal with medical marijuana — including a proposal to create a new license that would allow biotech companies and universities to grow their own products for research purposes.

The show airs every night at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s Wednesday’s edition of “Legislative Review.” We cover a bill that aims to stop scalpers from using computer bots to buy tickets to popular concerts and sporting events. We also have highlights from the testimony on Gov. Jay Inslee’s revenue proposal. Plus, a bill that would make changes to how landlords could charge rental application fees.

The show recaps each day’s legislative activities in 15 minutes. It airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Tuesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch Tuesday’s edition of “Legislative Review” right here. We cover the so-called “ag-gag” bill that would make it a crime to secretly record video on farms, as well as a bill that aims to end the elephant ivory trade in Washington state. Plus, an effort to reopen cigar bars. The show recaps each day’s legislative activities in 15 minutes. It airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

By | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch Wednesday’s edition of “Legislative Review” right here. The show recaps each day’s legislative activities in 15 minutes. It airs nightly at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

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On TVW this week: AP Legislative Preview, joint transportation committee

By | January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s what TVW is covering this week:

Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.: The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee is meeting to discuss several items, including an update on competency to stand trial and a final report regarding WSDOT’s cost estimates. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.: The Joint Transportation Committee will get an update on the ferry system, fish culverts and other items. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Thursday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m.: TVW will be live with the annual AP Legislative Preview moderated by AP Correspondent Rachel La Corte. The event starts with a leadership panel with Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville; Senate Minority Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island; House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle and House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish.

The preview continues at 10 a.m. with a budget panel, which will focus on how lawmakers will try to improve funding for basic education. Panel members include Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee; Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

At 11 a.m., Gov. Jay Inslee will deliver a speech and answer questions.

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House Environment Leaders Talk About Priorities for the 2015 Legislative Session

By | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Climate change legislation is just one of the many big topics Washington’s House Environment Committee will tackle during the 2015 legislative session.

Committee Chair, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D – Burien), and ranking minority member, Rep. Shelly Short (R – Addy), stopped by TVW this week to talk about that and another big priority, oil train safety.

Be sure to watch this week’s episode of The Impact.

 

 

On TVW: Joint transportation committee, audit and review committee

By | December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s what TVW is covering live:

Wedensday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.: The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee is meeting to discuss several items, including the reauthorization of a process that allows the University of Washington to pre-qualify contractors for certain medical facility construction projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.: TVW will be live with the Initiative 900 subcommittee.

Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.: The Joint Transportation Committee has a number of items on the agenda, including a rail update. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Friday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m.: TVW will be live with the Clemency and Pardons Board.

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On TVW: House committee week, legislative ethics board and nuclear energy

By | December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s committee week in the House, and TVW will be covering several meetings live on television and on TVW.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Noon: The Legislative Ethics Board is meeting to discuss the number of free meals that legislators should be allowed to accept from lobbyists, and how to define “travel” for lawmakers. TVW will broadcast the meeting live on television, and it will be webcast at this link.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.: TVW will be live on television with the Joint Task Force on Nuclear Energy. The meeting will be webcast at this link.

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 a.m.: The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education will be broadcast on TVW. The panel is holding a work session on several items, including the impact of Initiative 1351, which mandates smaller class sizes.

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m.: TVW will be live with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.: The House Labor and Workforce Development is holding a work session to discuss minimum wage, and paid sick leave. TVW will carry the meeting live on television.

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m.: TVW will be live with the House Appropriations committee as members get a budget preview for the 2015 session.

All other committee hearings held on Thursday, Dec. 4th will be live webcast on TVW.org.

Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 a.m.: TVW will be live with the House Finance committee, and taping the House Capital Budget hearing for air later.

Friday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.: The House Public Safety Committee will get an update on sex trafficking in Washington.

Friday, Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m.: Protecting student data is on the agenda for the House Education committee, which TVW will air live.

All other committee hearings held on Friday, Dec. 5th will be live webcast on TVW.org.

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On ‘The Impact:’ State auctions off unclaimed treasures, carbon emissions update

By | November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

An unauthenticated Pablo Picasso sketchbook is up for auction

This week on “The Impact:” Look inside dozens of unclaimed safe deposit boxes that will be auctioned off by the state Dept. of Revenue.

A possible Pablo Picasso sketchbook, jewelry, coins, stamps and other collectibles are among thousands of items that have been turned over to the state after the owners of the safe deposit boxes defaulted on their payments. If the owners haven’t been found within five years, state law allows the Dept. of Revenue to auction off the contents.

James G. Murphy, Inc. will hold the auction on Nov. 19 and 20 in Kenmore. The Dept. of Revenue holds the cash proceeds — minus fees — in the safe deposit box owner’s name in case the owner comes forward later to claim the money.

The department is currently holding more than $1 billion in unclaimed funds. To check for a claim, go to claimyourcash.org.

Also on the show, an update on the report released this week by the Carbon Emissions Reductions Task Force. Interviews include Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen and task force member Perry England.

Update: Watch the show below:

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On TVW for committee week: 2015 budget preview, McCleary impact, ebola readiness and mental health

By | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s committee week, and TVW will be airing a number of meetings. Here’s a look:

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.: Ebola readiness is on the agenda for a joint committee on Health Care Oversight, along with an update on the Affordable Care Act. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.: The Economic Revenue and Forecast Council will release its budget outlook and quarterly revenue forecast. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.: TVW will be live with the House Appropriations committee as it discusses how to implement the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision and the fiscal impact of Initiative 1351, which mandates smaller class sizes.

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.: TVW will be live on television with the Senate Natural Resources Committee, which will discuss the Oso landslide impact and recovery efforts. We will also tape the Senate Energy Committee to be aired at a later time, or you can watch it live on the web at this link.

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m.: TVW will be live on television with the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which is holding a “session preview” of the 2015 operating and capital budgets. We will also be live webcasting the Senate Transportation Committee as they discuss the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Interstate 405 and low carbon fuel standards — watch at this link.

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m.: The Senate Human Services and Corrections committee will be live on television discussing psych bed certifications and other mental health issues. TVW will tape and live webcast the Senate Health Care committee, which is holding a work session on e-cigarettes and Hepatitis C.

All other committees on Thursday will be webcast on TVW.org.

Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.: TVW will be live on television with the Senate Early Learning and K-12 committee. Initiative 1351 is on the agenda, along with the impact of losing the No Child Left Behind waiver. We will tape the Senate Law and Justice Committee for air later and live webcast it at this link.

Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.: The Senate Trade and Economic Development committee will be live on television, and the Senate Agriculture committee will be taped and live webcast at this link.

All other committees on Friday will be webcast on TVW.org.

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On ‘The Impact’ tonight: Election results and wolf update

By | November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of “The Impact,” we wrap up the election results and look at how it will shape the 2015 Legislature.

Reporters Jordan Schrader of The News Tribune and Jerry Cornfield of The Everett Herald join us to talk about the results of key legislative races, and what it means for the upcoming session.

Plus, David Ware of the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife talks about the latest tensions over Washington’s wolf recovery effort.

The department is seeking a dozen citizen candidates to serve a two-year term on the Wolf Advisory Group, a committee created last year to advise the department on wolf recovery and management. The group currently has nine members representing ranchers, wolf advocates and hunters. The term for the current members expires at the end of the year.

Applications must be submitted in writing and include the following:
  • The applicant or nominee’s name, address, telephone number, and email address
  • People or groups making nominations must also submit their own names and contact information
  • The candidate’s relevant experience, organizational affiliations, and reasons why he or she would be an effective advisory group member
  • His or her familiarity with Washington’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and current wolf recovery status
  • His or her experience in collaborating with people who have different values

Nominations must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 and addressed to Dave Ware, Game Division Manager at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091 or via email to David.Ware@dfw.wa.gov.

Also on the show, learn about the contents of hundreds of unclaimed safe deposit boxes that will be auctioned in November.

Updated: Watch the show below:

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TVW election night show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday

By | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

TVW will be live on election night with results for all the legislative and statewide races.

Tune in on Tuesday, Nov. 4 starting at 8 p.m.

As the numbers roll in, host Anita Kissee will be discussing the results on-set with Republican and Democratic analysts.

We’ll also have live phone interviews with candidates and legislative leaders, and we’ll be sharing the latest Twitter and Facebook posts related to the state elections on air.

This year, voters will be deciding which party should control the state Senate. The chamber is currently controlled by the mostly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus, while the House is controlled by Democrats.

Voters will also be deciding on an initiative which would require smaller classroom sizes, as well as two competing gun measures: I-594, which would expand the state’s background check requirements, and I-591, which would ban the state from requiring background checks that are stricter than those imposed by the federal government.

You can watch TVW’s live webcast from your computer at this link. To find TVW on television in your area, check out this channel guide.

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On ‘The Impact’ this week: Millennial voters and charter school lawsuit

By | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of “The Impact,” meet millennial voters — and hear their thoughts about what they are voting on this year.

Guests include Washington Director of Elections Lori Augino.

Plus, learn more about the legal challenge to Washington’s new charter school law as it reaches the state Supreme Court.

We’ll also have details about the final “free day” of the year at Washington State Parks.

The show airs Wednesdays at 7 & 10 p.m. Updated: Watch the show below.

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Washington’s charter school law debated in front of the state Supreme Court

By | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about the constitutionality of the state’s new charter school law.

A lawyer for the coalition that is suing to stop the charter school law argued that charter schools are “fundamentally different” than traditional “common schools” and should not be funded with certain taxpayer money.

“There is a requirement, in our view, in the state constitution that says when you appropriate money for common schools, it’s got to be used for common schools,” said Paul Lawrence, who represents a coalition that includes the Washington Education Association, El Centro De La Raza and the League of Women Voters of Washington.

The tax revenue collected from various sources to fund common schools is constitutionally protected, Lawrence argued, and can’t be used for charter schools.

State attorney Rebecca Glasgow told the justices the state’s public school system must adapt to the changing needs of students.

“When the voters approved Initiative 1240, they added charter schools to a long list of existing non-traditional, public education programs — many of which are run by school districts, but some of which are not,” Glasgow said.

“This court should hold that charter schools are common schools,” she said. “But even if they weren’t, they can be operated with unrestricted general fund education money.”

Approved by voters in 2012, the charter school law allows up to 40 charter schools to open over the next five years. So far, ten charter schools have been authorized.

The first charter school opened this fall in Seattle, eight schools are enrolling students for next year and one school is slated to open its doors in 2016, according to the Washington State Charter Schools Association. The association’s CEO Thomas Franta issued a statement saying he was “confident” the court will uphold the law, which he described as one of the strongest in the country.

The Supreme Court will issue a decision at a later date. TVW taped the arguments — watch it below.

On TVW this week: Charter school lawsuit, carbon emissions task force

By | October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monday Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m.: TVW is live with the Joint Energy Supply and Energy Conservation Committee. The agenda includes policy recommendations to the 2015 Legislature.

Tuesday Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.: The Carbon Emissions Reductions Task Force will hold a meeting to discuss the draft report on taskforce recommendations. TVW will webcast the meeting.

Tuesday Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.: The Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the law passed by voters allowing charter schools violates the state constitution. TVW will be live on television and the web.

Wednesday Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.: TVW is live with the House Finance Committee as they hold a work session on city and county fiscal sustainability.

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On ‘The Impact’ this week: Backpage lawsuit and Ebola outbreak

By | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On “The Impact” this week, hear from the family of one of the underage girls who was trafficked for sex on the Backpage website. A lawyer for the girl argued before the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that the website is responsible for some of its content. Backpage contends that it is immune under a federal communications law.

Also on the show, details about the new screening measures in place to monitor travelers coming to Washington from Ebola outbreak zones. Host Anita Kissee interviews Kathy Lofy, the communicable diseases epidemiologist with Washington’s Dept. of Health.

More information about Washington’s efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak can be found on the department’s website.

The show airs Wednesday Oct. 22 at 7 & 10 p.m. We’ll post a link here once it is available online.

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On ‘The Impact’ this week: Senate races, voting history

By | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of “The Impact,” we break down the state Senate races that are most in play.

On-set guests Republican Sen. Bruce Dammeier and Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker talk about the implications the races will have on the balance of the state Senate, which is currently controlled by the mostly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus.

Plus, a look into the state archives to see the first voters’ pamphlet dating back 100 years. The Secretary of State’s office has archived all voters’ pamphlets since 1914 at this link.

Update: The show is now online — watch it below:

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