Gov. Inslee signs two bad bills

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Each year, for a session lasting either 105 days (in odd-numbered years) or 60 days (in even-numbered years), legislators gather in Olympia to introduce, debate and vote on bills.

While many people focus their attention on what the Legislature does each year, there is one final and crucial step in the legislative process that happens – the governor decides whether to veto part or all of a bill, or let it become law.

Since this year’s legislative session ended March 7, Gov. Inslee has been signing hundreds of bills that were approved by the Legislature. “Bill-signing season” for the governor en...


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