Restoring trust in state government in 2021
Last updated 1/14/2021 at 10:58am
It has been 286 days since Governor Inslee first declared a statewide emergency relating to COVID-19. Since that time, the Governor has continued to extend emergency declarations and issued various economic restrictions.
Despite repeated bipartisan calls for the legislature to be included in these decisions, the Governor refused to call a special legislative
session in 2020. In contrast, Democratic Governors in Oregon, California, Nevada and Colorado (the members of the Western States COVID
pact with Washington) all called special sessions in 2020 to allow lawmakers to respond to the emerge...