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Two Republican legislators from Olympia, one a veteran and one a newcomer, agree, noting the Democratic majority should listen to the calls for a special session because it offers a real prospect for bi-partisan relief. Without financial assistance, the restrictions are callous.

“There are significant consequences from the governor’s mandates that require real health, social and economic solutions,” said Peter Abbarno, 20th Legislative District representative-elect, calling for a special session of the Legislature “to work on balanced solutions and recovery.” Our families and businesses depend on it, the former Centralia City Councilman said.

Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and the Republican leader on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, agrees.

“The Legislature should be in a special session right now because there are many actions we could take to help employers survive the groundwork for an economic recovery next year.”

We agree. Legislators, strap on your masks and get to work. This crisis needs action at every level.

Read the Entire Editorial at: Legislators need to add relief to governor’s restrictions | Opinion | tdn.com

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