Agenda for Thursday, November 29, 2012

House Committees

Agriculture & Natural Resources Capital Budget
Education Appropriations & Oversight General Government Appropriations & Oversight
Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight Transportation
Ways & Means

Agriculture & Natural Resources -  11/29/12  12:00 pm

Full Committee
Jt. w/  Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  Report on the three Directors' discussions to balance natural resource protection with the needs of working lands.





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Capital Budget* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm D
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 11/26/2012 at 1:45 PM

Work Session:  
  1. Chehalis River Basin alternatives report.
  2. Options for addressing prison inmate capacity needs.
  3. Ten-year capital budget investments in local infrastructure.
  4. Modernizing the state’s local infrastructure programs.
  5. 2013 session preview.





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Education Appropriations & Oversight -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Update on McCleary and the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
  2. Quality Education Council Compensation Working Group recommendations.
  3. Update on alternate education funding.





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General Government Appropriations & Oversight* -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm C
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 11/28/2012 at 10:52 AM

Work Session:  
  1. Current programs to implement lean management principles in state government.
  2. Application of Lean management at selected state agencies and outcomes from those Lean projects.





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Health & Human Services Appropriations & Oversight -  11/29/12  1:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and coordinated health care purchasing.
  1. Supreme Court decision and the fiscal impacts associated with health care reform and the option to expand Medicaid.
  2. Update on current efforts toward implementation.
  3. Options for coordinating the purchase and delivery of care for people who need long-term care, developmental disabilities, mental health, or chemical dependency services.
  4. Public comment.






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Transportation -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm B
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Work Session:  
  1. Status of business improvements at WSDOT:
    1. Strategic plan implementation and effects on staffing.
    2. Facilities oversight plan recommendations and implementation.
  2. Tolling update: SR 520, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and SR 167.
  3. Transportation revenue forecast update, budget outlook and federal funding reauthorization overview.
  4. Potential impacts of the AUTO v. Washington decision on transportation revenues and expenditures.





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Ways & Means* -  11/29/12  3:30 pm

Full Committee
House Hearing Rm A
John L. O'Brien Building
Olympia, WA

REVISED on 11/27/2012 at 12:24 PM

Work Session:  
  1. November Economic and Revenue Forecast update.
  2. 2013 session budget outlook.
  3. Update on the Joint Task Force on Education Funding.
  4. Update on the Joint Select Committee on Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corporations, and Local Government Finance.





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