State Representative Bill Jenkin (R-Prosser) issued a statement-letter to Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday, saying while the steps taken to relax some of the Stay at Home edict are progress, but more is needed.

Some of his statement read as follows:

It's time for Washington state to reopen for business safely. The recent steps taken by Gov. Jay Inslee are a good start.

“Opening certain areas of residential construction, along with recreational fishing, golf courses, and other outdoor activities will help our state. However, there is so much more that needs to be done to get our state back on track.

“Small businesses are suffering immensely. Many of them will never recover if these restrictions remain in place for much longer.

“I urge, you, Gov. Inslee, to empower the 39 counties in our state, to recognize the autonomy inherent to these counties, and assist them in their endeavor to restart their economies.

“Restarting our economy is not a one-size-fits-all approach as each county has a differing set of circumstances..."

Jenkin said it's time to "restart Washington's economy."  

Jenkin represents the 16th Legislative District, which includes Walla Walla and Columbia Counties, the southern part of Benton County as well as the City of Pasco.

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