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Latest News

Padden bill to help crime victims passed by the Senate
Padden bill to help crime victims passed by the Senate
Today the Senate unanimously voted to approve Sen. Mike Padden’s measure to allow a parent of a minor child who is the victim of a crime to receive benefits under the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program. “There really is no amount of money that can make up for damage done to...
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Senate unanimously passes Padden measure to address childcare shortage
Senate unanimously passes Padden measure to address childcare shortage
Bill would allow existing childcare workers to substitute experience and demonstrated competence for certification Should daycare workers be required to have specific educational certification if they already have demonstrated knowledge and years of experience? Not necessarily, says Sen. Mike Padden, sponsor of a measure that would allow childcare workers to...
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Controversial sanctuary state policy in the crosshairs
Controversial sanctuary state policy in the crosshairs
The fifth week of the 2020 Legislature is well under way. Yesterday was the deadline for bills in the Senate’s fiscal committees (Ways and Means, and Transportation) to advance in order to remain eligible for passage this session. There’s an exception for those bills that are necessary to implement one...
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Senate budget committee agrees to advance Padden DUI bill
Senate budget committee agrees to advance Padden DUI bill
Today the state Senate Ways and Means Committee voted to advance Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to extend the ‘look-back’ in DUI cases, allowing courts to consider convictions over the preceding 15 years when preparing to hand down a sentence. “DUI is a completely preventable crime, and I’m very encouraged by...
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