News Tension is Building in Olympia
posted by March 31 at 11:45 AMon
The Olympian reports that Rep. Brendan Williams (D-22, Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, pictured below) threatened to resign his seat after House Dem leadership suggested watering down a Senate bill that Williams has been pushing in the House to give new homeowners recourse against shoddy construction.
The Olympian reports today:
“There is no point in continuing in this (job) if right-wing thugs like the Building Industry Association are allowed to run roughshod over the process,” Williams told the paper, referring to Chopp’s statement that he wanted to work with parties such as the building industry to craft a bill this summer.
UPDATE: Here are the speaking points against the home buyer protection bill the BIAW circulated to its membership.