State agencies are supposed to get physicals every three years in the form of assessments by the Washington State Quality Award program. But most have never done it, and Gov. Chris Gregoire‘s budget office now says they can’t afford to do it this year either.
Two Democratic legislators running for statewide office want a second opinion. Rep. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way and Sen. Jim Kastama of Puyallup have asked Attorney General Rob McKenna to declare whether agencies have to follow this kind of a mandate from the Legislature.
Miloscia has already drawn a conclusion — that skipping the examinations violates state law. …