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Legislative Previews: Representative Jacquelin Maycumber

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Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-7

Jacquelin Maycumber, the House Republican floor leader, says she’s hopeful the Legislature will reconsider several recently passed police reforms and how the state handles drug possession.

In a few weeks Washington lawmakers will address public safety and the two-year state budget.

Jacquelin Maycumber, the House Republican floor leader, said she’s hopeful the Legislature will reconsider several recently passed police reforms and how the state handles drug possession.

Drug possession was a felony until last year, when the Washington Supreme Court overturned the state’s possession law. The Legislature passed a temporary fix making possession a misdemeanor after multiple referrals to treatment. Leaders in both parties say a new law will be passed next session.

Spokane Public Radio’s Rebecca White spoke to Maycumber about the upcoming legislative session.

This interview is a part of a series of conversations with eastern Washington lawmakers about the upcoming session.

Maycumber represents the three most northeast Washington counties as well as part of Okanogan and Spokane counties.

Rebecca White is a 2018 graduate of Edward R Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She's been a reporter at Spokane Public Radio since February 2021. She got her start interning at her hometown paper The Dayton Chronicle and previously covered county government at The Spokesman-Review.