Washington State Lawmakers Strike Language That Would Restrict Meetings

After protests by the hospitality industry, Washington state legislators have amended a bill that would have prohibited state agencies from holding meetings in hotels or private facilities.

“Thanks to the calls you made to your lawmakers, we were successful,” wrote Jan Simon Aridj, president and chief executive officer at the Washington Lodging Association, in a letter to members. “House Bill 1371 no longer contains any restrictions on state agency use of private facilities for meetin

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