Sen. Guy Palumbo (right), D-Maltby, holds Smudge, a French bulldog, as Gov. Jay Inslee, (seated) looks on before signing a bill in April, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, that adopted new penalties for dog owners who tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way. Palumbo announced his resignation from the Senate last week to take a lobbying job with Amazon. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press file photo)

Sen. Guy Palumbo (right), D-Maltby, holds Smudge, a French bulldog, as Gov. Jay Inslee, (seated) looks on before signing a bill in April, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, that adopted new penalties for dog owners who tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way. Palumbo announced his resignation from the Senate last week to take a lobbying job with Amazon. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Slow revolving door for lawmakers-turned-lobbyists

Guy Palumbo’s departure from the state Senate to lobby for Amazon should renew call for a ‘cooling off’ period.

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