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Lawmakers Kraft, Wilson say Inslee’s emergency powers need a check

By Calley Hair, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 14, 2021, 6:05am
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A push from Southwest Washington’s lawmakers to establish more oversight on Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency powers has failed to pick up much traction in the current legislative session, and the effort appears on track to die when the session concludes on April 25.

Republican legislators have introduced and sponsored multiple bills and amendments that would strengthen the requirement that Inslee receive approval from the Legislature on his emergency proclamations.

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