By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Sixth District lawmakers move health care, foreclosure protection bills


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 11:55am

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Health care workers provide COVID-19 testing near Malden, Wash., soon after a large fire destroyed most of the town and the nearby town of Pine City in early September. A health care bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Holy that would provide unemployment eligibility to these workers forced to quarantine is advancing towards passage.

OLYMPIA - Sixth District lawmakers have been busy with several pieces of legislation this past session that address issues ranging from health care benefits to foreclosure protection and requiring legal counsel for victims of violent crimes.

Sen. Jeff Holy's (R-Cheney) bill to help health care workers with benefits during the pandemic successfully passed the House of Representatives on April 8, although several changes were made for the version that passed the Senate on Feb. 25 with a 34-15 vote. The House passed it 84-14.

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5190 would extend unemployment-ins...

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