David Brewster: How to make the Lt Gov Useful

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The Seattle Times editorial board harshly criticizes Cyrus Habib , who is running for lieutenant governor, for his “loopy” idea that the president of the Senate, a lieutenant governor’s role, could refuse to sign bills that are unconstitutional. What gives? Habib is a bright light in the Democratic Party. And his position, as explained in this article, seems quite legally defensible. Once more, this flap shows the folly of so many independently elected statewide officials, who don’t have to work together.
For the first time in 20 years, there’s an open race to determine Washington’s next Lieutenant Governor. Eleven candidates have thrown their hat into the ring, but…

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