A state Senate committee approved a bill to place a 90-day check on state of emergency proclamations issued by the Washington governor, unless the time limit is otherwise cleared by the leadership of both chambers. https://youtu.be/8TTUagmHOZU
Is Governor Inslee getting ready to extend his COVID vaccination mandate to all private businesses? Tracy Ellis tells us it’s starting to look that way.
AUDIO: Vaccine deadline threatens critical services, public safety as people fear losing jobs and livelihoods
Republican legislative leaders say it’s ridiculous and just plain wrong that thousands are losing jobs due to Governor Inslee’s vaccine mandate. Tracy Ellis reports.
The Governor needs to use his emergency powers to stop a payroll tax for long-term care according to several state Senators. Tracy Ellis reports.
Sen. John Braun talks to Lars Larson about Governor Inslee doubling down on his extreme vaccination position.
The state Senate Republican leader says intimidating and publicly shaming those with vaccine concerns is the wrong path. Tracy Ellis reports.
The Senate Republican Leader is opposed to Governor Inslee’s move to force state employees to get the COVID vaccine. https://youtu.be/1q6kueo0J3o
Senator Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles was signed by the Governor. Tracy Ellis reports.
A bill designed to help utilities and prevent wildfires got the Governor’s signature. Tracy Ellis explains.
AUDIO: Legislative Republicans: Emergency power reform not about the governor – it’s about the people
Emergency power reform is not about the governor – it’s about the people, according to Republican state legislative leaders. Tracy Ellis explains.
A bipartisan legislative plan to reopen businesses and schools across the state has been introduced in the legislature, but one lawmaker is still hoping the governor will act. Tracy Ellis has details.
SRC On Air: Sen. Padden featured in Spokane Public Radio report: WA, ID Legislators Look To “Re-Balance” Relationships with Governors.
On Wednesday, Washington senators voted 43-to-five to set the rules for calling themselves into an extra session.