When the State Legislature’s in session, we might see some interesting or amazing or scary ideas promoted that affect our services to the public.
One place to find out everything you may need to know about your elected officials and their budgets, bills and blarney is at: http://leg.wa.gov/ .
Find the district you live in and your elected Senator and Representatives. Read and track bills. Find scheduled hearings and agendas. Sign up for email updates on topics of interest. Watch a hearing. Look at proposed budgets. Even send comments on bills or contact your Legislator (but never on agency time or using agency resources). Your Legislators don’t know what you want unless you tell them. Email, phone or send a Bills Comments form. They can’t make informed public policy without the important information you provide them to help them make the right decisions. Therefore, get active so you can get what you need.