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Here you will find information about the 4th Legislative District, my committee assignments, my legislative priorities and bills I have introduced in the Legislature. You’ll learn about my top priorities during this year’s legislative session, including criminal justice legislation, a continuing effort to crack down on impaired driving and the Senate’s investigation of the Department of Corrections — to ensure no one in state government, no matter how prominent, can escape accountability for one of the deadliest management failures in the history of our state.

If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me or my Legislative Assistant, Mike McCliment, via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my district office in Spokane Valley at (509) 921-2460.

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It is my honor and privilege to serve the 4th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate.

 

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The good news and the bad from the Washington statehouse The good news and the bad from the Washington statehouse
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, April 27, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, This was a week of accomplishment and disappointment. After years of effort to toughen our state’s impaired-driving laws, my legislation to make the 4th...
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Ferguson ‘guidance’ on flouting immigration law goes too far, Padden says Ferguson ‘guidance’ on flouting immigration law goes too far, Padden says
See correspondence here:  April 14: Letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson  April 21: Letter from Attorney General’s Office  April 26: Second letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson OLYMPIA – Sen. Mike Padden is questioning new “guidance” from the state Attorney General’s Office that could serve as an instruction manual for...
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Legislature votes to make 4th DUI a felony Legislature votes to make 4th DUI a felony
Senate passes bill six times – House votes after Renton man arrested for 11th DUI OLYMPIA – The state House approved a bill Thursday night that makes the 4th DUI a felony in Washington state, sending the bill to the governor’s desk after two long years of effort. The Senate...
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Special session looms as Legislature fails to complete its work Special session looms as Legislature fails to complete its work
 The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, April 20, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here.   Dear friends and neighbors, This is the last week of our regular session in Olympia – but our work is far from over. Our regular session was supposed...
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