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coronavirus

Gold domed capital building in Olympia, Washington, USA
Distant view of the gold dome capital building in Olympia, Washington, USA

State Legislature Should Have Stronger Oversight Role During Emergencies

In recent weeks, many citizens have written to me requesting that the Legislature take action to address the COVID-19 crisis. The reality is that the Legislature‚Äôs formal power to act in this crisis is limited; it is the governor who has broad authority during times of emergency. As we look to the future, the Legislature must have a much stronger role during emergencies. Read More ›