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Latest News

Governor signs Padden bill to compensate parents of crime victims who are minors
Governor signs Padden bill to compensate parents of crime victims who are minors
Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to allow a parent of a minor child who is the victim of a crime to receive benefits under the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program. The measure passed both the state House and Senate unanimously earlier this year. “I am glad that...
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Protecting our rights during the coronavirus crisis
Protecting our rights during the coronavirus crisis
Usually after a legislative session, I tell you how good it is to be back home in the district, getting to see all of you face to face for the first time in months at a variety of events. Not so this time. Home means home, as, like all Washingtonians,...
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Standing with Parents
Standing with Parents
If you feel strongly that it is wrong for the state to require schools to begin teaching graphic sex education to children as young as 5 years-old, then contact Governor Inslee to ask him to VETO SB 5395; you can call his office at 360-902-4111 and/or send him an email...
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House approves Padden bill to compensate parents of crime victims who are minors
House approves Padden bill to compensate parents of crime victims who are minors
On Thursday the House of Representatives voted 97-0 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. “This bill is about providing parents with some relief when their lives...
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