Inside Olympia: Legislative session 2022 is now underway

The 2022 legislative session begins today. This year’s session is the second in the two-year biennium and will last for 60 days, making it a “short” session... Read More >>

Details of the governor’s 2022 supplemental budget

Today's edition of Inside Olympia includes details for the governor's 2022 supplemental budget... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Gov. Inslee Releases His 2022 Supplemental Budget

We appreciate the governor's investment in WSHA’s priority areas outlined below. Unfortunately, new health care spending in this budget is focused on transitioning out of federal pandemic programs... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: 2021 Legislative Session Concludes

WSHA’s work now turns to empowering members to build legislative relationships, advocating during rulemaking and new law implementation, and planning for the next legislative session... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Legislature Reaches Budget Agreement

The budget is very positive for hospitals and health care. It continues the spending priorities we saw earlier in House and Senate proposals... Read More >>

Bills that have passed both chambers; Nurse Licensure Compact to get work session

Sunday, April 11, marked the final cutoff before the end of the 2021 legislative session, when all bills were required to pass through the opposite chamber... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after opposite chamber fiscal committee cutoff

Sunday, April 11, marks the final cutoff before the end of session, when all bills must pass their opposite chamber... Read More >>

Bills still alive after opposite chamber committee cutoff (excluding fiscal committees)

Friday, April 2, marks the cutoff for fiscal committees in the opposite chamber, and floor action in the opposite chamber will follow... Read More >>

House releases its proposed 2021-23 operating budget

The House developed its budget proposal under a similar fiscal outlook as the Senate – a promising revenue forecast and an expected $7.7 billion in federal money under the American Recovery Plan Act.... Read More >>

Senate releases its proposed 2021-23 operating budget

A positive outlook is certainly reflected in the Senate’s $59.2 billion budget proposal. The House budget proposal will be released tomorrow... Read More >>

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