DES MOINES — Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines), chair of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, released the following statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee released his proposed 2021 COVID response proposal:

“In a crisis like this awful pandemic, we have to rely on the strength and resiliency of the safety net we already have in place. Fortunately, Washington state has one of the strongest in the country. But the pandemic has also revealed where our systems need improvement. These bills take a big step to strengthen our state’s benefits and protections for workers while helping businesses avoid huge premium increases. We have learned from this experience, and with these bills we plan not just to do better next time, but to do better now.”

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