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Policing, racial injustice, governor’s power on Legislative agenda

Some want to rein in governor’s powers

Washington State Journal

OLYMPIA — This year’s legislature will not just be about numbers and budgets: it will explore social inequities, the proper role of policing and just how much authority the governor is due.

Gov. Jay Inslee said his budget proposal specifies funds for marginalized communities, who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. His plans to remedy these issues include forming independent agencies to investigate police violence, expanding early childhood education and increasing access to healthcare.

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