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WA Lege Day 1:Session opens at noon

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee talks with TVW's Anita Kissee in the hallway outside the legislative chambers before the session starts Monday. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee talks with TVW's Anita Kissee in the hallway outside the legislative chambers before the session starts Monday. (Jim Camden)

Gov. Jay Inslee talks with TVW's Anita Kissee before the session starts.

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature returns to the Capitol for its 2014 session with caucuses in the morning and formal opening at noon.

Opening days are often light on substance other than opening speeches. But House Democrats say they will hold a vote this afternoon on one of the potential hot spots of the session, the so-called DREAM Act which would extend certain state college assistance programs to the children of undocumented immigrants who came to the country as youngsters, were raised here and graduated from Washington high schools.

There's also a tentatively scheduled hearing on another hot topic, the Reproductive Parity Act, in the House Healthcare and Wellness Committee at 1:30 p.m.

 



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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