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Listen: What we can expect from Inslee, Legislature in 2022 session

An overhead shot of a nearly empty Senate chamber. Four figures stand near each other talking.
Ted S. Warren
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The Associated Press
From left to right, Washington state Senators Rebecca Saldana, D-Seattle, Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, and Joe Nguyen, D-White Center, confer on the floor of the Senate, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., just after adjournment for the day. Lawmakers started the new legislative session Monday during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and much of their work will be done remotely as leaders try to limit the possibility of exposure.

It’s day two of the 2022 legislative session, and Gov. Jay Inslee is delivering his State of the State address. But instead of speaking to a packed joint session of the Legislature, it will be a mostly virtual event.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about what to expect during the 60-day legislative session.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Vivian McCall is a reporter, producer and host at KNKX. Originally from Texas, Vivian spent the majority of her journalism career in Chicago. She loves having fun with sound and digging into cool science stories.
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