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By Joe Schmick
9th District 

2022 starts with state issues to correct


January 20, 2022

The 2022 legislative session began this week much like the 2021 session. It will be a mostly-remote session with online committee meetings and floor votes and very few legislators or staff in attendance in Olympia. Because of the increase of COVID-19 cases statewide due to the Omicron variant, this is what the majority party in Olympia has decided. It may not be what I would want, but it is the reality in which we’re living at the moment.


1. Repealing and replacing the long-term care tax that Democrats passed in 2019. Currently, the governor and majority party are in agreemen...

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