Monday – Jan. 12, 2015, marked the first day of the Legislative Session in Olympia. Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, shared some priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus. (TRT: 44) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

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Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson of Maury Island shared a few priorities of the Senate Democratic Caucus that she hopes will be addressed during the 64th Legislative Session.

Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island: (TRT: 26 ) CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: “Well, our top priority is making sure that our budget, which is our most important document… that we are funding education for our children but also funding families. And that means looking at additional investments in early childhood education, higher education, making sure we protect programs for our foster children. They are the children of this state. And, also protect public safety. We operate prisons and we’ve gotta make sure that we fund the needs there.”

The Washington State Senate convened on Monday for the first day of the 105-day session.

Nicole Vukonich reporting in Olympia.