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Inslee signs bill that helps telecommunications workers

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OLYMPIA — Local telecommunications workers expressed relief after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill they called necessary to continue their work.

HB 2253 states that telecommunications work includes providing power, instead of requiring an electrician’s license to install cables that carry both data and electricity to operate devices. It also makes it easier for workers to get an electrician’s license.

The governor signed the bill Tuesday after it passed both chambers unanimously.

Dave Cerul, owner of Moses Lake’s B&D Communications,…

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