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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, including ongoing efforts to crack down on impaired driving and reduce the incidence of property crime, a major issue for our area.

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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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2.4 billion more reasons to cut taxes
2.4 billion more reasons to cut taxes
On Thursday we received an updated revenue forecast, and projected revenue is much higher than expected – to the point that many described it as “raining money in Olympia.” When the numbers are all added up, budget writers now expect (over the next three years) to have more than $2.4...
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Emma Bowman serves as page for Sen. Padden
Emma Bowman serves as page for Sen. Padden
Emma Bowman, a freshman at West Valley High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Emma was one of 21 students who served as Senate pages for the fifth week of the 2018 legislative session. She was sponsored by...
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Padden school-safety bill passes Senate
Padden school-safety bill passes Senate
Today the Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 6410, concerning school safety. Under the measure, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, first-responders would be required to notify both public and private schools during any situation in their vicinity that would warrant an evacuation or lockdown. The bill would also create...
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Bills – good and bad – flying off the floor
Bills – good and bad – flying off the floor
Week five was spent on the Senate floor voting on bills previously approved by their assigned committees. Below I highlight several good bills that are still in play, so please keep reading. Tomorrow is the final day for us to consider “house of origin” bills; in other words, it’s the...
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