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OLYMPIA — A variety of groups are descending on the Capitol today, trying to convince, cajole or coerce legislators to vote their way on their favorite bills.
It is Have a Heart for Kids Day, which is not to be confused with American Heart Association Lobby Day, which shares the calendar with Dairy Day and NFIB Small Business Day.
The Children's Alliance, which is behind the first of those named days, is having a rally on the Capitol steps around lunchtime, at which Gov. Jay Inslee will speak. Size of the crowd he addresses may be determined by the weather. Rain is in the forecast.
Business groups supporting the last of those listed above will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. to talk about their most important issues, at which Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom and Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry will speak.
Legislators, meanwhile, have a relatively busy day of committee hearings, with a wide range of bills, including ideas on election reform, changes to the statute of limitations on sexual assault and whether a person's credit score can be considered when setting the price of a homeowner's insurance policy.
A full list of committee hearings can be found inside the blog.