Washington State Legislators Vote to Protect Jobs
Their own jobs that is. House Bill 2473 would protect state lawmakers — the ones who have an outside job in addition to “serving” in Olympia — from being fired by their employers. Employers would be required to grant a temporary leave of absence to their legislator-employees.
First things first. At least they've got each others' backs. What about those of their constituents?
So far, HB 2473 has passed the House.
Can't blame the Republicans for this. The bill was introduced by a Democrat, and the one legislator who spoke out against it (in the linked article) was a Republican.
Labels: House Bill 2473