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By Jason Mercier
Washington Policy Center 

lawmakers kill emergency powers reform

 

Last updated 3/17/2022 at 8:16am



Sorry to break the news, Washingtonians, but year three of living under emergency orders by the governor will continue just as the last two years have – without meaningful legislative oversight. The House yesterday officially killed SB 5909. Though that bill as passed by the Senate was essentially fake reform, several amendments were introduced for the House floor debate to bring the policy back in line with what exists in the rest of the country by requiring affirmative legislative approval for emergency orders after a set period in time.

Shockingly the House floor debate on SB 5909 was...



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