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Senate adopts emergency powers reform in name only

When finally given the chance to provide comment more than 10,000 Washingtonians signed in for the public hearings on HB 1772 and SB 5909 to reform the state’s emergency powers. Despite the huge public outcry, HB 1772 did not receive a committee vote. The Senate today did advance SB 5909 but rejected floor amendments that would have required affirmative legislative approval after a set period of t...

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