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The Impact – 2022 Session 50-Yard Line

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Halfway through the 2022 Regular Session, host Mike McClanahan is joined by with Laurel Demkovich of
The Spokesman-Review and Jerry Cornfield of The Everett Herald to discuss some of the bills that
survived the first round of cutoffs, some that didn’t, and some that have already been signed into law.

Changes to last year’s police accountability laws, new zoning regulations for home construction, and a
long term delay for Washington’s mandatory assisted living insurance program are just a few of the
issues taken up by state lawmakers this year.

“On the one hand they passed legislation that was signed, that they say said they fixed the problems,
but they don’t want to start up the program for eighteen months. They want to make sure it’s past the
election cycle,” said Cornfield. “Now, they don’t say it’s political, but it sure looks that way. They didn’t
want to talk about it. I think there’s 400-450 thousand people, all adults, all potentially voters, who want

“Law enforcement officers feel like they can’t do their jobs. Families of victims feel like these would be
considered rollbacks,” said Demkovich.

They also discuss the $16.8 billion “Move Washington Forward” transportation funding package rolled
out this week by transportation leaders from the democratic majorities in the House and Senate.
“They’re expanding the use of red light cameras in cities and hoping to get some of that revenue into
the state,” said Cornfield.

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