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Emergency powers reform takes backseat to state dinosaur

OLYMPIA–The life of a bill is truly a mysterious thing. For example, let’s follow the journey of two different bipartisan sponsored bills: HB 1067 (state dinosaur) and HB 1020 (emergency powers reform). Both bills were pre-filed before session started. Both bills were referred to the same committee. Only one of these bills, however, has been scheduled for a public hearing and executive action. Bas...

 
 
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