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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.

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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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Corrections reform, other issues top Law & Justice agenda Corrections reform, other issues top Law & Justice agenda
 The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Feb. 23, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, We’re at the point of our legislative session when the action begins to move to the Senate floor. There are still a few bills...
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Senate votes to make 4th DUI a felony – for 6th time Senate votes to make 4th DUI a felony – for 6th time
OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate voted 41-0 Thursday morning to make the fourth DUI a felony in Washington state, marking the sixth time the Senate has given such a measure a unanimous vote since 2015. The previous five times, House leaders have declined to bring the measure to the House...
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Bill makes coroners’ inquests a more useful tool in police fatalities, suspicious deaths Bill makes coroners’ inquests a more useful tool in police fatalities, suspicious deaths
OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at making coroners’ inquests a more useful procedure, particularly in high-profile cases involving law enforcement, cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee last week and awaits action by the Senate Rules Committee. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, was inspired in part...
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The pace quickens The pace quickens
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Feb. 16, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, We’re at the point of the legislative session when the pace starts to quicken. On Friday we face a deadline for the passage of...
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