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45th District Rep. Springer Named to Key Budget Committees

The Kirkland Democrat takes on roles on the Appropriations, Finance, Local Government and Rules committees.

 

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the state House Democrats.

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OLYMPIA – State Rep. Larry Springer has added several key committee assignments to his House leadership position as the majority Democrats set their lineup for the 2013 Legislature.

Springer, of Kirkland, was appointed Monday to four committees:

  • Appropriations, where he also will serve on the subcommittee on general government.
  • Finance.
  • Local Government.
  • Rules.

Springer earlier was reappointed to the high-ranking position of Deputy Majority Leader for Jobs and Economic Development.

“I look forward to continuing the push to boost economic prosperity in Washington and adequately fund education while crafting a balanced and sustainable state budget,” Springer said. “Our economy is recovering from the Great Recession, but we still face many difficult challenges. We will meet them responsibly.”

The Appropriations and Finance committees are at the core of the budget process under the updated committee plan announced by the majority. Appropriations will consider the $30 billion-plus operating budget for the 2013-15 cycle; its general government subcommittee will focus on agency spending plans, including for natural resources and corrections.

The Finance Committee will look at revenue proposals and overall state tax policy. The Local Government Committee considers issues relating to the operations and financing of counties and cities as well as land-use questions.   The Rules Committee plays a critical role in the legislative process, determining the scheduling of bills and other measures for consideration.

The House Democratic Caucus announced Monday its committee assignments for all its members.  

STOP Larry's 3rd Attempt December 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Larry 's 3rd attempt to sunset HCC defeated 7-1 in Junior Taxing Districts!!! See his fierce struggle to end HCC... Then see him awkwardly word someone's motion to try and keep the issue from being shut down. In the end, this committee voted unanimously ( except Larry) "To recommend that Community Councils be left alone with NO changes to the statute". THREE STRIKES .. LARRY ....GET SOME REAL WORK DONE NOW!!! See in the video: 1) Information on the proposal was not posted online by the date required by this committee's rules (see video @ 31:16) 2) A vague story about some parks assessment. Larry states that he does not know if it actually happened, yet he uses it to defend his position (see video @ 9:25) 3) A legislator makes a motion to take a vote to "Take the position that nothing should be done to the Community Councils (aka Municipal Corporations). Larry suggests that the language should be that they will not take any position on community councils (this would have left the matter open to be part of some legislation). Fortunately, the motion maker firmly stands up to Larry and restates that the should OFFICIALLY TAKE THE POSITION OPPOSED TO ANY CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY COUNCILS or the Statute... (see video @ 35:45) http://www.tvw.org/index.php?o...
STOP Larry's 3rd Attempt December 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Video of Larry's solo effort snubbed by others http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2012121008
STOP Larry's 3rd Attempt December 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Delete HCC survives !!! Only Larry votes to terminate (Score 7-1) http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2012121008 See his fierce struggle to end HCC... Then see him awkwardly word someone's motion to try and keep the issue from being shut down. In the end, this committee voted unanimously ( except Larry) "To recommend that Community Councils be left alone with NO changes to the statute". THREE STRIKES .. LARRY ....GET SOME REAL WORK DONE NOW!!! See in the video: 1) Information on the proposal was not posted online by the date required by this committee's rules (see video @ 31:16) 2) A vague story about some parks assessment. Larry states that he does not know if it actually happened, yet he uses it to defend his position (see video @ 9:25) 3) A legislator makes a motion to take a vote to "Take the position that nothing should be done to the Community Councils (aka Municipal Corporations). Larry suggests that the language should be that they will not take any position on community councils (this would have left the matter open to be part of some legislation). Fortunately, the motion maker firmly stands up to Larry and restates that the should OFFICIALLY TAKE THE POSITION OPPOSED TO ANY CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY COUNCILS or the Statute... (see video @ 35:45) http://www.tvw.org/index.php?o... Reply

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