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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Governor's coronavirus mandates extended indefinitely


Last updated 1/14/2021 at 11:37am

OLYMPIA – Following a state Senate vote, Gov. Jay Inslee’s coronavirus-related orders will remain intact indefinitely.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 passed the Senate along a partyline vote, 28-19, with the House concurring. Two Senators, both Democrats, were absent.

Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, attempted to sunset the emergency on Jan. 27, but Democrats opposed the amendment.

And newly elected Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Walla Walla, attempted to amend the resolution to advance all counties to Phase 2 of the governor’s newest phased-in reopening plan, “Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Reo...

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