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...