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Padden saddened to learn of passing of former 4th District Rep. Lynn Schindler
Padden saddened to learn of passing of former 4th District Rep. Lynn Schindler
Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, offered this remembrance of former Rep. Lynn Schindler, after learning she had passed away unexpectedly last night. “I knew Lynn well before she got into politics – which was after raising 10 children – and was not at all surprised that once she became a...
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Booming economy equals perfect time for tax relief
Booming economy equals perfect time for tax relief
November has been an eventful month. Although this year’s general election concluded more than three weeks ago, some of the state’s closest races came down to the wire and were still being sorted out as of yesterday. Some of the initiatives that were on this year’s ballot are also in...
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Victory for charter school families
Victory for charter school families
The state Supreme Court continues to issue high-profile decisions. Sometimes, as with the recent ruling affirming the constitutionality of charter schools, it’s a welcomed relief for Washingtonians. Other times, however, we are faced with decisions that make it harder for victims to receive justice and closure. You can read more...
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Padden speaks out against State Supreme Court ruling on sentencing youth to life without parole
Padden speaks out against State Supreme Court ruling on sentencing youth to life without parole
AUDIO: The ranking Republican on the state Senate’s Law and Justice Committee is speaking out against Thursday’s Washington Supreme Court ruling that sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional. Senator Mike Padden says that, in 2012, the Legislature passed a law that allows life in prison in specific juvenile...
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