Politics Oly Inaction: Chopp is Stalling Again
posted by March 6 at 12:23 PMon
Last year, Sen. Brian Weinstein’s (D-41, Mercer Island) homeowner bill of rights turned into an explosive issue when it died in the House. Sen. Weinstein blamed House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-43, Wallingford).
For many, the issue became a symbol of Chopp’s kowtowing to the conservative Building and Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)—which itself became shorthand for Chopp’s weird strategy of not using his giant majority for fear of losing it. (And so, the point of having the near-super-majority is…?)
Anyway, as Slog readers know, I’ve been tracking Sen. Weinstein’s homeowners’ rights bill this session.
And, with some hilarious footage shot last night of Chopp avoiding the cameras, KOMO’s on it now too!
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