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By Patric Haerle
WNPA News Service 

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...



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