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Committee chair calls on governor to accept responsibility for deadly prison releases Committee chair calls on governor to accept responsibility for deadly prison releases
Senate report on Corrections scandal approved by Law and Justice committee PUYALLUP… The Senate Law and Justice Committee, meeting Thursday at Puyallup City Hall, gave formal approval to a report on the deadly prisoner releases by the Department of Corrections that turned loose some 3,000 of the state’s most violent...
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Senate report on deadly prison releases blames Corrections execs, governor’s office Senate report on deadly prison releases blames Corrections execs, governor’s office
Comprehensive legislative inquiry finds incompetence, malfeasance at highest levels OLYMPIA … A draft Senate report says top officials at the Department of Corrections and the governor’s office bear major responsibility for one the worst management failures in state-government history – the improper early release of some 3,000 of Washington’s most...
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Looking forward to a busy spring and summer Looking forward to a busy spring and summer
This e-newsletter was distributed to Sen. Padden’s subscribers on April 28, 2016. Dear friends and neighbors, The 2016 Legislative session is over, but these still are busy times. This week we saw the dedication of the Spokane Valley Tech skills center, and coming up we have one of the biggest...
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What really happened in this year’s legislative session What really happened in this year’s legislative session
This newsletter was distributed to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers on April 15, 2016. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, This year’s legislative session is finally over, and it’s time for us to step back, take a breath, and assess what was accomplished. This session...
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