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Taxes, immigration, and initiative disputes simmer during ‘slow season’ Taxes, immigration, and initiative disputes simmer during ‘slow season’
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, July 31, 2018. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here.   In heat of summer, issues simmer Taxes, court cases, and immigration occupy attention during ‘slow season’ Dear friends and neighbors, All of us can agree this is...
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O’Ban, Padden submit amicus brief in taxpayer lawsuit against Sound Transit O’Ban, Padden submit amicus brief in taxpayer lawsuit against Sound Transit
OLYMPIA…Leaders of last year’s state Senate investigation into Sound Transit Wednesday submitted an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief in a class-action lawsuit filed against the regional transit authority in June. The brief was filed in Pierce County Superior Court by Sen. Steve O’Ban, who called for the 2017...
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Hear Sen. Padden on the Lars Larson Show Hear Sen. Padden on the Lars Larson Show
In this July 19 appearance on the Lars Larson Show, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, discusses a letter sent by 22 Washington lawmakers opposing the abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
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Washington lawmakers oppose abolition of ICE, counter congressional criticism Washington lawmakers oppose abolition of ICE, counter congressional criticism
Click here to read the letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen. OLYMPIA – Twenty-two Washington lawmakers are declaring opposition to abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), countering calls from congressional liberals for its elimination. The legislators released a letter Monday expressing support for the agency’s...
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