Legislative session gets underway
Last updated 1/13/2022 at 1pm
OLYMPIA — The state Legislature opened its planned 60-day session Monday, Jan. 10, with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well-being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide child care help, support mental health and mitigate the effects of climate change.
One thing both parties agree on: the state appears to have plenty of money, thanks to $1 billion in remaining federal pandemic relief.
Rep. J.T Wilcox, R-Yelm, said he thinks some of the money should be spent improving the state’s transportation system.
“If you care about the rural economy, if you care about the urban...
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