Sometimes one hears a sound so many times that it almost becomes white noise, bleeding into the background and disappearing into the monotony of repetition. Sadly, that has been the case far too often with the issue of mismanagement under Governor Jay Inslee’s watch.
Sometimes it takes a jarring, disturbing news story to shake the public into understanding just how consequential the failure of Inslee to show leadership in correcting these problems can be.
The latest high-profile blunder at the state Department of Corrections is a finding that negligence by the Monroe Correctional Complex head doctor may have contributed to the death of three inmates, and the inadequate care of others.
In this issue of Report from Olympia, you can read more about the Department of Corrections, and learn how other lawmakers and I are working to address the problem and bring more accountability to the executive branch.