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By Jason Mercier
Washington Policy Center 

Governor's power subject to check?


Last updated 7/20/2020 at 2:18pm

Gov. Jay Inslee continues to extended the state of emergency related to the COVID pandemic and is re-issuing his prior coronavirus emergency orders. I initially believed that under state law, the "four corners" of the Legislature (House and Senate majority and minority leaders) were required to give consent to any extension of an emergency proclamation lasting longer than 30 days. That legislative check, however, is limited to only certain types of actions taken by the Governor.

Without passing any judgment on the decision by the governor to extend the current emergency restrictions, should...

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