According to Governor Jay Inslee, two more states have joined his "Western State Pact," a consortium he created to obtain 'guidance' and information about re-opening states during the COVID-19 issue. The "Pact" already includes the Governors of OR and CA.

Congressional Rep. Dan Newhouse referenced Colorado during a radio interview in Seattle last Friday, in fact, he pointed out that state has one Inslee should watch because they have a concise, clear outline of what industries they are opening and when; as well as concise and simple safety requirements for each industry.

Part of Inslee's release read as follows:

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact -- a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.

"In Washington state, our decisions are guided by public health data and science and this is a principle we share up and down the West Coast. Governor Polis and Governor Sisolak are taking that approach as well, and the addition of their states will strengthen this regional partnership and save lives," Inslee said. 

“Coloradans are working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and have important information to share with and to gain from other states. I’m thrilled Colorado is joining the Western States Pact," Gov. Jared Polis said. "There’s no silver bullet that will solve this pandemic until there is a cure so we must have a multifaceted and bold approach in order to slow the spread of the virus, keep our people safe and help our economy rebound.”

Critics say it's his way of saying he's turned to them for "advice" and ways to streamline his Recovery Plan, which has been roasted by various legislators, media writers and radio hosts, and citizens for it's lack of concrete, specific timetables, and doesn't provide anything but vague outlines of how state would re-open.

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