Inslee makes an appearance
Gov. Jay Inslee dropped by the House following the Senate vote. He attributed the landslide Senate passage to the comprehensiveness of the bill and expected a similarly large margin in the House.
“Everything seems on track. I don’t think they’ll need my help,” he said. “They largely hewed to what I suggested.”
As to the final language, the governor said it provides “a stronger lifeline” to those in need of help.
“I think we’ve come up with a solution that leads with prevention,” he said. “It is not designed to put people in jail.”
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