Second formal challenge letter sent to governor over L&I ’emergency’ rules

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, and Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, have sent a second formal challenge letter to the governor over an emergency rule the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is trying to rush into effect.

The letter from the lawmakers, which is attached below, challenges a proposed L&I emergency rule that extends temporary authority for L&I to enforce the governor's various COVID-related proclamations against businesses operating in Washington state.