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By Azeb Tuji
Washington State Journal 

2022 Legislative session gets underway

 

Last updated 1/12/2022 at 3:18pm

The 2022 session of the Washington State Legislature opened Jan 10 with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide help with childcare, housing, and mental health support and mitigate the effects of climate change.

One thing both parties agree on: the state appears to have plenty of money to address real needs, thanks to a remaining $1 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government and a booming Washington economy.

Rep. J.T Wilcox (R-Yelm) said he thinks some of that money should be spent improving the state's transportation s...



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