Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 16, 2020 Page 1 of 11 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 5 Week Overview General Update Tuesday, February 11th marked the second cutoff of session – House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff. By this date all bills referred to fiscal committees (Appropriations, Finance and Capital Budget Committees in the House... Read More
February 10, 2020 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 4 Week Overview General Update Friday, February 7th marked the first cutoff of session where all bills had to move out of the policy committee in the chamber in which they were originally introduced – called the house of origin – or they are now considered dead. The exception... Read More
Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 2, 2020 Page 1 of 9 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 3 Week Overview General Update The first cut-off of session is quickly approaching on Friday, February 7th, which means all bills must pass out of their house of origin policy committees or they will be considered dead unless... Read More
Last week was another busy week filled with committee hearings on bills and some floor action in both chambers. Almost 1,500 bills have been introduced so far this session.
The 2020 session began on Monday, January 13th. Legislators will be tackling affordable housing and homelessness, childcare accessibility, climate action, and addressing the impacts of I-976.
The Bellevue Chamber today announced its support for the upcoming school bond measure on the February 11, 2020 ballot
Bellevue, WA – The Eastside Business Alliance (EBA), sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, has completed its rigorous election endorsement processes and released a list of 19 pro-growth candidates for local, non-partisan office on the Eastside. EBA trustees spent three months researching and interviewing 38 candidates for office.
More on the State Budget Back in January, Governor Inslee proposed a $54.6 billion budget for the coming biennium, with $3.5 billion in new spending. Now the House has adopted a $52.6 billion budget and the Senate has come in at $52.2 billion. By comparison, a maintenance budget, meaning continuation of existing spending levels for... Read More
More on Chamber Day Now more than ever, it is important for businesses of all sizes to have a voice in Olympia. On February 27th, representatives of the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition descended on the state capitol for Chamber Day 2019. We shared our common legislative agenda with elected officials from... Read More
Bellevue Hires New City Attorney Late last year, longtime Bellevue City Attorney Lori Riordan retired from public service. Now the City has announced her successor, Kathy Gerla. After decades of experience practicing law in our state, including stints as an assistant state attorney general and deputy county prosecutor, Kathy will join the City of Bellevue’s... Read More