“The Governor has had over a week to consider the safety recommendations made unanimously by the advisory group he assembled.”
The letter from local and state builders associations stated and they were hopeful that the Governor would allow work to continue on residential and commercial construction.
Their hopes were dashed when the Governor stated at the April 22nd News Conference that he had not made that decision yet and needed more time and information but was in hope of a resolution as far as building was concerned soon. This comment by the Governor was preceded by a comment on how incredulous he was about the tone and the letter from the association.
Inslee is only one of two Governors in this emergency to stop the construction. And does not seem to respond to any calls for an explanation of the differences from Washington and other states to explain the ban. And immediately claims it is not political. (ref April 22nd News Conference)