Today at 1:30, it went on for about an hour, facts, stories, business and arts, former legislators testifying in favor (giving Republicans a good name), opponents not wanting to carry the tax, a young Republican cutting off his nose to spite his face, Chris Van Dyke returning to the scene of the crime, and lastly... those poor folks from Spokane that somehow are left off of the initial bill almost every time (giving good names to grandpas).
Public Hearing: SB 5958 - Providing local government funding of tourism promotion, workforce housing, art and heritage programs, and community development.
After testimony the committee took a breath, and declared themselves to be in Executive Session, where the bill was put before the committee, seconded, voice voted unanimously in the affirmative.
Executive: SB 5958 - Providing local government funding of tourism promotion, workforce housing, art and heritage programs, and community development.
Then there was applause, and a deadpan reminder from the committee chairman, Senator Pridemore, that there are to be no demonstrations in the committee room.
Always go big, 4Culture, always.