By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Pandemic may help spread access to Legislature

Remote testimony, contact options highlight opening of 2021 session


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 12:08pm

CHENEY – In what might be somewhat of an irony, keeping legislators out of Olympia during the recently started biennial legislative session could actually increase participation by the public.

With COVID-19 health protocol restrictions limiting lawmakers and others access to the normal governing process, several organizations have actually worked to create better access to sessions, hearings and the ability to provide remote testimony. And early indications show it might be working easier than anticipated.

In a recent email, Washington State Democratic Caucus Communications Director Aaron...

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