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Tag: Initiative 937


Gov. Jay Inslee wades into legislative fray for the first time

In his first extended comments Wednesday on the 24-day-old legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at some of the ideas put forward by the Republican-dominated majority in the state Senate.

“I’m very concerned that the Senate already has gone backwards on two areas,” said the Democratic governor, citing proposed changes to the state’s worker-compensation system that was last overhauled in 2011 and the voter-approved green-power law Inslee helped champion in 2006. He later added another Senate Republican measure to his list of those going in the wrong direction, this one requiring notification of parents of teenagers obtaining abortions.

Inslee stopped short

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