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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
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 hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Vivian McCall is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host. She previously spent eight years as a reporter in Chicago, where she wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ public radio.