House fiscal committee moves bond bill forward

On Friday the House Ways & Means Committee approved the bond bail-out bill, HB 2145.

During the hearing representatives of the Treasurer’s office, including bond counsel and former CWU trustee, Jay Reich, told the committee they had days, not weeks, in which to respond to the crisis. Numerous municipalities testified in support of the bill, from Mountlake Terrace to Othello, Washington Assn. of School
Administrators and other K-12 reps., Washington State labor Council,
WA State School Directors Assn, Sheet metal workers….well, you get the idea.

On Saturday the Seattle Times urged the legislature to support the
bill (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2016920101_edit03arena.html).  Many more hurdles are in store for the bill. Next would be House Rules Committee and a vote of all House members. Then blazing a path through the Senate.

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About Linda Schactler

Linda is the former Director of Communications for the Washington State Senate, and former deputy director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. From 2000 through 2010 Linda was the proprietor of Schactler Communications, an Olympia-based public affairs business. She holds a master of arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Linda can be reached at her Ellensburg office schactler@cwu.edu, 509-963-1384, or on her cell phone, 509-607-4103.
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