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2022 Legislative session gets underway


Last updated 1/10/2022 at 1:19pm

The 2022 session of the Washington State Legislature opened Jan. 10 with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide help with childcare, housing, and mental health support and mitigate the effects of climate change.

One thing both parties agree on: the state appears to have plenty of money to address real needs, thanks to a remaining $1 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government and a booming Washington economy.

Rep. J.T Wilcox, R-Yelm, said he thinks some of that money should be spent improving the state’s transportatio...

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