We continue to see the fallout from the 2021 legislative session that adjourned on April 25. Less than two weeks after leaving Olympia, without addressing the governor’s emergency powers and one-person rule, members of the majority party from Pierce County are lamenting the fact that the governor has wielded his unlimited power in a way that they feel is unfair to their county.
While Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties were moved back to Phase 2 of the governor’s increasingly arbitrary reopening plan, King County was permitted to stay at the lesser restricted Phase 3. Democrats are now complaining, and threatening the governor with a special session, but is it too little, too late? You may read more about this below.