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Eye On Olympia

But what the hell do lawmakers do, anyway?

Lots of meetings, apparently. Sixteen times a day.

Here's the daily to-do list for Jan. 21st, posted by Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown on her blog:

9:00 a.m. Meet with Sen. Jim Kastama and Rep. Hans Dunshee to discuss their scholarship bill

9:30 a.m. Meet with Sen. Mike Hewitt to discuss bond bills and homeless bill

10:00 a.m. Meet with Public School Employees from the 3rd District

10:15 a.m. Meet with Tony Lee, Pam Crone and Kim Justice to discuss the removal of asset limits in public benefit programs

10:45 a.m. Meet with the Washington Student Lobby

11:00 a.m. Meet with Marilyn Watkins of the Family Leave Coalition

11:15 a.m. Meet with the Planned Parenthood Teen Lobby

11:45 a.m. MLK Day Summit and March on Capitol

12:00 p.m. SEIU lobby day lunch

1:00 p.m. Meet with Cathy Mann of Voices and members from Spokane to discuss affordable housing, children and family services issues

1:45 p.m. Meet with Joe Dear and Liz Medizabal of the state Investment Board about legislation to recruit and retain state investment officers

2:00 p.m. Meet with Local 1199 members from the 3rd District

2:15 p.m. Meet with Local 925 members from the 3rd District

2:30 p.m. Meet with staff to discuss next week's schedule

3:00 p.m. Washington Education Association weekly meeting

3:30 p.m. Meet with Mitch Friedman of Conservation Northwest

4:30 p.m. Meet with Gov. Gregoire

5:00 p.m. Storm Event Work Group meeting to review budget and policy proposals relations to storm damage response, recovery and restoration

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