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Washington earns ‘A’ grade for latest efforts to battle sex-trafficking A Vancouver-based organization at the forefront of global efforts to eradicate sex-trafficking has given Washington’s Legislature its highest marks. Shared Hope International today announced Washington now rates an “A” grade in light of stronger anti-trafficking laws created by the Legislature earlier this year. That’s one step up from the state’s... Read More...
Senate Law and Justice Committee to meet Wednesday in Burien Members of the Senate Law and Justice Committee will assemble Wednesday afternoon to discuss a trio of subjects and have public hearings on three nominations to the state Sentencing Guidelines Commission. The committee meeting is to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the state Criminal Justice Training Commission at 19010 1st... Read More...
Sullivan Road bridge replacement gets green light with Padden’s help Sen. Mike Padden was on hand at Tuesday evening’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting for an announcement made possible by his efforts: the city’s plan to replace the southbound Sullivan Road bridge span can move forward to the contract-bidding stage. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, had learned several days earlier that should... Read More...
Governor signs Padden’s comprehensive anti-DUI bill Today Sen. Mike Padden’s drive to strengthen state laws against driving under the influence reached its final milestone for the year. Gov. Jay Inslee this morning signed the comprehensive anti-DUI bill Padden had introduced – legislation that had won unanimous support from the House of Representatives three weeks ago, on... Read More...
Padden reflects on the 2013 legislative sessions With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about the wins of the Majority Coalition Caucus and how their dynamic will further improve state government in 2014.. Read More...
House agrees with Senate: Padden’s DUI bill should become law Sen. Mike Padden is grateful that the DUI-related legislation he introduced is on its way to becoming law, following a unanimous vote today in the state House of Representatives. The state Senate had given Senate Bill 5912 its unanimous support Wednesday. “This represents the most comprehensive set of changes in... Read More...
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