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By JASON MERCIER
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Do we still need a Legislature?

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Last updated 10/21/2021 at 1:17pm



With Gov. Jay Inslee telling us his ongoing mandates — developed behind closed doors and imposed without public involvement — are a “raging success,” do we still need the public legislative process for governing? Should one individual decide all policy for Washington, governing by press conference, with no opportunity for the public to comment o lawmakers to offer alternative proposals?

These are the questions I find myself asking recently.

I’ve spent most of my professional career working to protect and enhance citizen involvement in the legislative process by advocating for re...



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