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Shortchanged in Spokane

Your editorial of May 8 is right on the money. As an advocate for seniors and senior issues, it is important that true “East Siders” have access to legislators during the session.

I agree with the remote testimony, but another solution would be to hold the legislative sessions at a time of year when driving to Olympia is not impossible, or quite dangerous. A face-to-face meeting with a legislator is much more meaningful than the remote solution, in my opinion. On this side of the state, we are being shortchanged during the legislative process and that needs changing.

George Rice

Spokane


 

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