On Sunday, April 26th the Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die and put an end to the 2021 Legislative Session. It was a unique session in many regards. First, it was the first ever fully virtual session in Washington State history. Legislators used Zoom and Teams to (mostly) great success. Additionally, there were questions about what sort of impact COVID-19 would have on the State Budget and what sort of Federal funds might be available for help (the answers… very little and more than expected). Legislators identified priority issues for the 2021 Session—COVID-19 recovery, racial equity and justice, climate change, and tax reform—and generally prioritized those issues over others during the 2021 Session.
The Washington REALTOR® lobbying and volunteer leadership team was ready for this session and it ended with major wins.