News More Agenda Items From Opening Day in Olympia
posted by January 8 at 19:55 PMon
When I was leaving today’s swearing-in ceremonies, I ran into Zach Hudgins’s 11th District colleague, Bob Hasegawa. ( I had talked to Hudgins earlier today.)
I ran into Hasegawa by a snack table in the rotunda where he had just finished eating a bag of potato chips. Hasegawa had an ambitious (and kind of exciting) agenda.
He told me that he was thrilled (and a little nervous) to have been assigned vice-chair of the finance committee. There, he said, he was going to push a tax on excess oil company profits and also take up a bill being pushed by the Washington Tax Fairness Coalition that would force the value of corporate tax breaks to be itemized in the budget alongside other expenditures.
Additionally, Hasegawa says he wants part-time college students (that is, working class college students) to be eligible for college aid funding that’s currently only available to full-time students.