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State Washington state attorney general, with former attorney general Rob McKenna and Gov. Jay Inslee, announced proposed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Washington state.

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by The Kitsap Scene


Will Legislators Enact Bob Ferguson’s Proposal to End the Death Penalty in Washington?

Are the death penalty’s days numbered in Washington state?

Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday proposed bipartisan legislation to abolish he death penalty in Washington.

In a press release, Ferguson cited former Republican attorney general Rob McKenna’s support of abolishing capital punishment as evidence that the measure has “broad, bipartisan” support. At a press conference, Ferguson and McKenna were reportedly joined by Gov. Jay Inslee and legislators from both sides of the political aisle and from across the state.

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