Report from Olympia — Nov. 20, 2014

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

People who want to provide testimony to legislative committees must either send something in writing, or make the long trip to Olympia and speak in person. Tomorrow morning our Senate Law and Justice Committee will conduct the first real demonstration of what I hope will become a third choice: the use of videoconferencing technology to allow testimony from remote sites.

Today and Friday, Senate committees are meeting here at the Capitol to get ready for the 2015 session. Not only is the Law and Justice Committee breaking ground tomorrow, technologically speaking, but we also have some very newsworthy topics on the agenda. Please keep reading for the details.

To those who accepted my invitation to meet over coffee at the Rocket Bakery in Millwood back on Nov. 12: thank you! I appreciated…

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