Friday, January 11, 2013
CityClub's 2013 Legislative Preview
Location: Sheraton | Grand Ballroom | 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
CityClub Members - $40 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $45 | General Public - $50
Coffee & Dessert Prices:
CityClub Members - $12 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $15 | General Public - $18
Registration for this even is now closed.
Rep. Frank Chopp (D), 43rd Legislative District
Senator Ed Murray (D), 43rd Legislative District
Senator Rodney Tom (D), 48th Legislative District
Rep. J.T. Wilcox (R), 2nd Legislative District
Austin Jenkins, Olympia Correspondent, Public Radio Northwest News Network
Essex Porter, Reporter, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News
The start of a long legislative session is just around the corner. How will the recently proposed Senate Majority Coalition Caucus influence how the Legislature is run? How will committee chairs be assigned and what will the final leadership look like?
After making dramatic cuts to basic health and other programs during the last session, there are still major budget shortfalls to make up. Given the McCleary decision mandate to increase funding for basic education, how will the Legislature move forward? Voters passed another 2/3 requirement for tax and fee increases. Whether or not this initiative stays in place, Washingtonians have sent a clear anti-tax message yet again, reinforced by the incoming Governor’s campaign promises. Are there enough loopholes to close the budget shortfall gap? Where do transportation needs, coal regulations, preparing for the new marijuana legislation and other priorities fit in? What are the new Governor's priorities? Are they in line with what the Legislature hopes to accomplish?
Don't miss this special in-person opportunity to speak directly to top leadership from the State House and Senate at a time when leadership questions are still being solved. Hear about the upcoming session and let them know about your priorities for our state!
Thanks to our -
Co-promoting Organizations: Alliance for Education, Crosscut.com, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Global Washington, Leadership Tomorrow, Philanthropy Northwest, Technology Alliance, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Washington Health Foundation, Washington News Council, Washington Policy Center