A controversial bill that was thought to have died in committee may have risen from the ashes. The bill, backed by payday lender Moneytree, is being touted as “necessary to implement the budget” by one of its biggest proponents.
Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, said Senate Bill 5312 is one of a number of bills that are “critical” to the balance of the budget passed in the Senate. He said the bill will be part of the upcoming budget negotiations.
“We certainly expect and hope 5312 to pass,” Benton said, “because we’re counting on some of that revenue in our budget.”
Benton made the remarks following a Majority Coalition Caucus press conference Thursday.
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