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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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Sen. Mike Padden: DOC, governor must accept responsibility for deadly prison releases Sen. Mike Padden: DOC, governor must accept responsibility for deadly prison releases
This op-ed originally appeared in The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, June 11, 2016. One of the most disturbing things about the deadly prison-release scandal at the Department of Corrections is the way top state officials keep telling us it wasn’t their fault. The governor’s investigators went to great lengths to blame midlevel...
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Padden named Guardian of Small Business by Washington NFIB Padden named Guardian of Small Business by Washington NFIB
OLYMPIA … Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been recognized for his support of small business and entrepreneurship by the National Federation of Independent Business, the state’s largest small-business association. Padden has been named a Guardian of Small Business by the NFIB, in recognition of his 100-percent voting record on...
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We’re already covered: The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 makes a state law unnecessary We’re already covered: The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 makes a state law unnecessary
The following guest column appeared in The Inlander of Spokane on June 2, 2016. By Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley The admirable cause of civil rights is being misused by partisans in the progressive camp as a tool to bash Republicans. We saw it happen last month in the Inlander,...
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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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