The state legislature passed a bill to appropriate $2.2 billion in COVID federal funding to schools, healthcare, housing, businesses and more.
Senate Republicans offered several amendments to make it better, including one from Sen. Doug Ericksen that would have allowed businesses like restaurants and gyms to safely reopen.
Democrats defeated the motion on a procedural technicality.
Later, Ericksen spoke before final passage of the bill.
Senators John Braun, Sharon Brown, Doug Ericksen, Phil Fortunato, Mike Padden and Shelly Short are featured in Seattle TV news reports:
Sen. Doug Ericksen talks to KTTH’s Jason Rantz about his push for a 30-day COVID-only session
Sen. Doug Ericksen joins KVI’s John Carlson to condemn violence and examine the anger from Trump supporters. He points to dysfunction in voting among swing states. He also talks about how the Legislature is locking out the public.
Senators John Braun and Doug Ericksen visit with KTTH’s Jason Rantz.
Sen. Braun talks to Jason about becoming the Senate Republican Leader and his agenda moving forward.
Sen. Ericksen discusses the loss of your participation rights in Olympia for the upcoming session.
Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen discusses the Democrat’s plan for a virtual legislative session and election security with KVI’s John Carlson.
Republican state Senators Doug Ericksen, John Braun and Mark Schoesler react to Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID restrictions on KOMO TV
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