State Senate Votes to Abolish Death Penalty , House Likely Next
Although previous efforts to do away with the Death Penalty in Washington state failed, with a Democratic-controlled Senate (by 1 vote) and an already Democratic-controlled House, it appears it will happen.
The Senate voted 26-22 to abolish the penalty, keep in mind there's been a moratorium on executions from Gov. Inslee since he took office.
It's interesting to note that a few Republicans chose to support the bill, including Senator Mark Miloscia from Federal Way. He said he chose to do so because of his Catholic faith.
The widely debated issue was brought up every legislative session, but failed to pass.
The Senate bill now moves on to the House, according to the Tacoma News-Tribune.