CityClub's 2013 Legislative Preview

Friday, January 11

Location: Sheraton | Grand Ballroom | 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Doors Open: 11:30 a.m. Luncheon & Program: Noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Prices: CityClub Members - $40 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $45 | General Public - $50 Coffee & Dessert Prices: CityClub Members - $12 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $15 | General Public - $18 Featuring (to date): Rep. Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House (D), 43rd Legislative District Senator Ed Murray, Senate Majority Leader (D), 43rd Legislative District Senator Mark Schoesler, Republican Floor Leader (R), 9th Legislative District Rep. J.T. Wilcox, Republican Floor Leader (R), 2nd Legislative District Moderators: Austin Jenkins, Olympia Correspondent, Public Radio Northwest News Network Essex Porter, Reporter, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News The start of the new year is just around the corner, and so is a long legislative session. After making dramatic cuts to basic health and other programs during the last session, there are still major budget shortfalls to make up. Given the McCleary decision mandate to increase funding for basic education, how will the legislature move forward? Voters passed another 2/3 requirement for tax and fee increases. Whether or not this initiative stays in place, Washingtonians have sent a clear anti-tax message yet again, reinforced by the incoming Governor’s campaign promises. Are there enough loopholes to close the budget shortfall gap? Where do transportation needs, coal regulations, preparing for the new marijuana legislation and other priorities fit in? What are the new Governor's priorities? Are they in line with what the legislature hopes to accomplish? Don't miss this special in-person opportunity to speak directly to top leadership from the State House and Senate about the upcoming session and let them know about your priorities for our state! Thanks to our - Forum Sponsors: Boeing Logo Microsoft logo Supporting Sponsor: Puget Sound Energy Co-promoting Organizations: Alliance for Education, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Global Washington, Leadership Tomorrow, Philanthropy Northwest, Technology Alliance, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Washington Health Foundation, Washington News Council, Washington Policy Center

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