Measures looking to limit executive powers die in state legislature
Added legislative oversight step for Governor, during emergencies
Last updated 2/24/2021 at 11:12pm
It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for a special legislative session and cries of executive overreach have been constant ever since.
A special session was never called, and emergency orders were extended prompting a flurry of bills from Republicans calling for a limit on executive power in emergencies.
All of those bills are now dead, dying without a single floor vote in the state Legislature.
The bills limited the scope of executive declarations, required state emergencies to be defined more specifically...