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March 9, 2022

Yakima Valley lawmakers take aim at emergency powers again in 2022 legislative session

A new Washington legislative session is set to begin Monday, and lawmakers representing Yakima County are eager to go to work.

State Sens. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, and Curtis King, R-Yakima, as well as Reps. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, Jeremie Dufault, R-Selah, and Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, shared their priorities for the upcoming legislative session in interviews.

For the second year in a row, a top item on their agenda is pulling back Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency powers. Lawmakers also said they would work to repeal or reform payroll tax laws, revise the budget, reduce rural roadway deaths, support missing and murdered Indigenous people and more. Here’s what you need to know:

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