Thursday night indicated sine die for the legislative session and the governor has called a special session to continue work on the budget. As for WSAJ, our civil arbitration bill failed to advance out of Senate Ways & Means. While this was not an unexpected outcome, it is still very disappointing. We look forward to continuing this conversation in future years.
We also spent the session working on bills relating to Social Security, workers’ compensation, pregnant workers’ rights, guardianship, and protection for victims of sexual assault. We were proud to see the attacks on workers’ compensation defeated and to see a robust conversation unfold around ensuring a fair and just guardianship system. We will be continuing these conversations next year.