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Padden urges House to follow Senate lead on remote testimony
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Padden urges House to follow Senate lead on remote testimony
Sen. Mike Padden went into the 2015 regular session with a goal of increasing the opportunities for public participation in the legislative process. An analysis of the Senate’s remote testimony pilot program shows that Padden and his colleagues in the Senate took significant steps toward achieving that goal in that...
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Report from Olympia — April 24, 2015
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Report from Olympia — April 24, 2015
Today the Senate passed a resolution commending businesses that have made veteran employment a priority. Our state is honored to host several major military bases and significant installations from all branches of the military, including Spokane County’s own Fairchild Air Force Base. With our military having been engaged in two...
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Report from Olympia — April 17, 2015
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Report from Olympia — April 17, 2015
There are just nine days left in the legislative session. This week we hit the deadline for the Senate and House to take action on bills from the opposite chamber, except those necessary to implement the budget and bills in dispute between the chambers. While I am hopeful that I...
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Report from Olympia — April 14, 2015
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Report from Olympia — April 14, 2015
The scheduled end of the 2015 legislative session is only 12 days away. That’s a very short amount of time to complete all the work yet to be done – especially on the budget. This week the House and the Senate began formal negotiations over their budget proposals. The two...
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