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Washington governor issues temporary moratorium on garnishments and accruals of interest

State Issues Covid-19 Washington Consumer Finance

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On April 14, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued an executive order temporarily prohibiting certain garnishments and accruals of interest statewide. Governor Inslee noted that garnishments and other collect judgments could hinder consumers from paying for basic necessities, thereby, endangering the lives of individual consumers and risking further negative impacts on public health. Inslee’s statewide order is in place through May 14. 

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