Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Sen. Mike Padden
Washington State Senator 

Because freedom matters


April 15, 2021

We are now less than two weeks away from end of the 2021 legislative session. It’s been a very busy time, wrapping up work in committees and marathon evening and weekend sessions voting on bills on the floor.

The “opposite house of origin” cutoff for moving legislation has passed — meaning all policy bills that were not approved by both the House and Senate in some form are considered “dead.”

Exceptions are made for any bill found to be necessary to implement the budget, and it should always be noted that no bill is truly dead until the Legislature adjourns.

In the midst of a...

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