2012 Regular Legislative Session Day 16
It looks like I’ll have another busy day here in Olympia. I’m sitting in the General Government Appropriations and Oversight right now listening to State Parks explain how bad their budget shortfall really is given the utter failure of the Discover Pass. Their latest strategy is a marketing campaign designed to get people to buy a Discover Pass and actually use a State Park.
I’m now sitting in the Labor and Workforce Development Committee listening to testimony on 6 bills. The first, HB 2395, makes certain truck drivers moving cargo through port or intermodal rail yard property statutory employees for purposes of specified employment laws. In other words, this is a bill to allow unionization for drayage truck operators and is nothing but a Teamster Union bill. This is a bad, bad, bad idea that will hurt many of our smaller port districts.
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