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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Pre-filed bills hint at what issues Legislature may tackle in 2020


Last updated 12/19/2019 at 11:55am

The upcoming regular session for the Washington Legislature doesn’t begin until Jan. 13, but that doesn’t mean work hasn’t already begun for state legislators.

Many legislators are already in Olympia getting ready for next year’s session. Part of the preparation for the upcoming session includes the pre-filing of bills that may be considered during the upcoming 60-day session.

The 2020 session will be the first session since 1998 where Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) has not held the Speaker’s gavel in the House, after he resigned the Speakership (but not his seat) in May of this year. La...

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