Thousands sign up to testify
January 28, 2021
OLYMPIA - More than 1,500 people signed up to speak on behalf of reopening Washington businesses during a Jan. 20 public hearing on Senate Bill 5114.
Sponsored by both Democrat and Republican senators, Senate Bill 5114 and its companion House Bill 1321 would skip over Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee's newest phased-in reopening plan, "Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery" plan, allowing for 25% indoor capacity at restaurants and gyms, and indoor entertainment like theaters and bowling alleys.
Dannielle Knutson, a majority partner at Budd Bay Cafe, Oyster House and River's Edge in Olympia, to...