Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19
Deliberations begin amid rumbling national political tensions and ongoing state protests
Last updated 1/14/2021 at 11:04am
Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia.
Washington state legislative leaders on Monday Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that promised unity in taking swift action to relieve residents and businesses hit hard over the past 12 months by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both delivered messages of hope and unity in their speeches at the opening ceremonies of the House of Representatives legislative session.
“Our job for every minute of the next 105 days is not just to keep hope alive for the people of our...