The 2021 Washington State Legislature kicked off this week, with a fence around the Legislative Building to guard against possible protests, but very few legislators inside the building due to a session that will be largely virtual.
Host Austin Jenkins sat down with two top legislative leaders, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig of Spokane and House Republican Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox of Yelm, to get their perspectives on the 2021 session.
In wide-ranging interviews, the caucus leaders commented on…
…the current political climate in both Washingtons
…Governor Inslee’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
…the pace of vaccinations
…economic reopening and recovery
…business, worker, landlord and tenant concerns
…COVID and schools
…police accountability and racial equity
…climate change and environmental policy
…the state budget and taxes
…and much more