Our editorial board took a road trip to Olympia on Thursday to prepare for this year’s legislative session. Here is the best of what we shared on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
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#WAleg road trip to Olympia
The Seattle Times editorial board spent Jan. 11, 2013 in Olympia covering the AP’s Legislative Preview and meeting with leaders in the state Legislature. Here are the highlights.
SeattleTimes Opinion· Fri, Jan 11 2013 07:09:33
Editorial board road trip! We are in Olympia today meeting w state legislatorsSeattleTimes Opinion
We are here. You can watch too RT @lkvarner: The @AP Legislative Preview is live online w/ @TVWnews http://tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwliveplayer&eventID=2013010008A #walegSeattleTimes Opinion
In Olympia with our editorial board for the annual AP Legislative Preview! #politics #WALeg (at Cherberg Building)thanh-tan
State Sen Ed Murray says 24 Dem caucus members voted not to appoint committee chairs as set up by bipartisan Majority Coalition CaucusSeattleTimes Opinion
Could this really be the year Olympia does not look and act like Washington, D.C? Not holding my breath. #APforumLynne Varner
State Supreme Court in MCCleary did not tell Leguslature specifically how much to spend or where in #WaEd to spend it. #APforumLynne Varner
Ed funding panel w/ Randy Dorn, Rep. Ross Hunter, Sen. Steve Litzow & Chris Korsmo. Live on TVW or web: http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwliveplayer&eventID=2013010008B”Lynne Varner
Our publisher Frank Blethen in the house at AP legislative preview in Olympia #waleg http://instagr.am/p/UUBUHDOSya/Sharon Chan
Both state Rep Ross Hunter, Sen Steve Litzow say levy swap is on the table to fund education #waleg #mcclearySeattleTimes Opinion
State Sen Rodney Tom (majority leader) says edu system needs to look at reforms, not just more money. We agree.SeattleTimes Opinion
State Sen Rodney Tom says he wants the state to get out of the GET programSeattleTimes Opinion
Sen. Litzow has point that state schools chief shd focus on failing schools, not charters. When every public is ok, check back. #APforumLynne Varner
Gov Jay Inslee on Russell Wilson: Maybe I ought to make him my secretary of transportation, the way he moves things #seahawksSharon Chan
Frm state Sen. Kevin Quigley is surprise pick for Dept of Social&Health Svcs chief. Shipbuilding, but no social work exp. #apforum #waelexJonathan Martin
Inslee: Leg should have a "high bar" to change new #marijuana law, but expect talk of diverting sin taxes to education #waelex #apforumJonathan Martin
Inslee does not propose specific gun controls. Says there is no panacea, and we need to listen to each other #walegSeattleTimes Opinion
Inslee says he can’t guarantee he can add $1B to education funding this year #waleg #mcclearySeattleTimes Opinion
Information in this article, originally published Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:13 a.m. was corrected on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:25 a.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the date and day of the week of the Olympia trip.