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By Sydney Brown
WNPA News Services 

Heated debate on fast-action business bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

Healthcare workers tired, facilities strained


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 10:51am

Dozens of business owners — from restaurant owners to bowling alley managers — told state officials that continued COVID-19 restrictions place small businesses at risk of permanent closure, but state healthcare officials said a rush to reopen businesses puts the public at risk during a pandemic that has yet to to be controlled.

In all, more than 1,500 Washington residents convened online Wednesday, Jan. 20 to debate a bill before the Legislature that would ease government limits on indoor dining and entertainment.

Sponsored by both Democrat and Republican senators, Senate Bill 5114 an...

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