ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Spin Control

WA Lege Day 71: Corrections officers

OLYMPIA — Corrections officers from around the state are in Olympia this morning to testify in support of a bill that would grant them collective bargaining rights for safety issues.

Meanwhile, the governor is at the Monroe Corrections Facility announcing the results of the study into the largest “safety failure” in corrections, the strangling of a guard at that facility earlier this year.

EHB 2011 is before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee this morning, where it's sponsor Rep. Mike Sells of Everett described it as a common sense approach: “Who's going to know the moste about the safest way to do things at our  institutions?” he asked. Answer: The people who work there.

In other action, the House takes up changes in the GET program and the Senate had a resolution recognizing Turkey..


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Spin Control

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Spin Control.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here