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Friday Phone Briefing

Friday, March 15

2013 Week 9: What Made Cut-Off

For the Mar. 15, 2013 Friday Phone Briefing, Jocelyn McCabe, AWB vice president of communications, is joined by Brandon Houskeeper, AWB government affairs director for environmental, land use, and energy issues; Amber Carter, AWB government affairs director for tax & fiscal policy and state budget issues; and Gary Chandler, AWB vice president of government affairs.

Wednesday was a significant day for the Legislature as it was the last day to introduce new pieces of legislation. We review what made it and what didn't. Brandon Houskeeper reviews various pieces of environmental legislation that survived the cut off including ones that address ocean acidification and greenhouse gases emissions. Amber Carter then joins us to review which tax & fiscal bills survived including legislation to streamline Washington's business permiting process.

Finally, Gary Chandler joins us to look ahead of what other legislation to watch out for and how the budget process is progressing.

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