Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Must-see TV - Associated Press Legislative Forum this morning

If you want a great preview of what's to come this session, tune in to TVW to watch the Associated Press Legislative Forum today at 9 a.m. TVW will also stream it live on their website.

The Associated Press hosts this forum every year and political reporters from around the state converge for a half-day of discussion with legislative leaders. Here's the schedule for today's forum:

The 9 a.m. Leadership panel will be moderated by the AP's Rachel LaCorte and features Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, House Speaker Frank Chopp, Senate Minority Leader, Mike Hewitt, and House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt.

The 10 a.m. Budget panel will be moderated by the AP's Curt Woodward and features Senator Margarita Prentice, Representative Kelli Linville, Senator Joe Zarelli, and Representative Gary Alexander.

Governor Gregoire is scheduled to speak at 11.

UPDATE: Turns out Governor Gregoire's Legislative Director, Marty Brown, will fill her 11 a.m. slot. The Gov had to cancel because she's in Iraq visiting Washington's Army National Guard troops.