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By Joseph Claypoole
WNPA News Service 

Online participation is 'silver lining' in online state legislative session

Lawmakers practicing for weeks to smooth out tech and procedural kinks

 

Last updated 1/15/2021 at 12:36pm



This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state.

McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, participated in a one-person experiment this weekend to see how difficult registering to testify remotely on a bill would be during this year’s state legislative session, which launches Monday and will be run mostly online in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 public health guidelines.

“That was pretty easy,” Troje said.

Troje hasn’t attended a committee hearing before nor has she ever vi...



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