Online participation is 'silver lining' in online state legislative session
Lawmakers practicing for weeks to smooth out tech and procedural kinks
Last updated 1/15/2021 at 11:27am
This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state.
McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, participated in a one-person experiment last weekend to see how difficult registering to testify remotely on a bill would be during this year’s state legislative session, which launched Monday and will be run mostly online in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 public health guidelines.
“That was pretty easy,” Troje said.
Troje hasn’t attended a committee hearing before nor has she ever vi...