Washington House will start session mostly remote as COVID cases surge

The current surge of COVID-19 cases across Washington has pushed local lawmakers in the state House to shift back to a mostly remote model.

Capital gains tax, minimum wage increase among new laws taking effect in 2022

The Washington House voted Monday to scale back the number of people allowed in the chamber for the upcoming legislative session, requiring a majority of lawmakers to vote remotely — similar to last year. The House will reassess operations every two weeks and can update the plan as conditions change.

When the session starts Jan. 10, two lawmakers from each caucus and the presiding officer will be allowed on the House floor.

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