New Senate committee formed to address economic recovery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has formed a bipartisan special committee to recommend legislation to address long-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate Facilities and Operations Committee voted Wednesday to officially form the committee, which will be comprised of four Democrats and three Republicans. Democratic Sen. David Frockt will serve as the committee’s chair and Republican Senator Randi Becker will serve as vice chair. The committee will hold its first meeting in June.