Report from Olympia

Battle lines being redrawn for 2018 as Senate control changes The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Nov. 27, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Six weeks from now, we will begin a legislative session in which Democrats have control of the House, the Senate and the... Read More...
Veterans’ Day celebration set; control of Senate shifts The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Nov. 9, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here.   Dear friends and neighbors, We have plenty of news to report this week. A Veteran’s Day celebration has been set for Felt’s Field, a key member... Read More...
Uproar as Senate investigation points finger at transit agency The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Oct. 30, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Spokane Valley mayor Rod Higgins welcomes the Senate Law and Justice Committee Oct. 24 to a meeting at the new Spokane Valley City Hall. This hearing will be aired on... Read More...
Driver’s license headaches ahead; transit agency on hot seat   The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Oct. 17, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. At a Senate Law and Justice Committee investigative hearing in Everett, Sound Transit officials face tough questions about the use of public resources in last... Read More...
Senate probe of transit debacle raises issues for entire state The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Oct. 5, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Sound Transit officials get a grilling at the Senate Law and Justice Committee’s first investigative hearing in Kent Sept. 26. Government and Community Relations Director Ann... Read More...
New probe in Senate; study shows staggering cost of Hirst decision The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Sept. 21, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Next week the Senate Law and Justice Committee launches an investigation of Sound Transit and the $54 billion bond issue it passed... Read More...
A senseless tragedy gives us reason to reflect The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, Sept. 14, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Wednesday’s shooting at Freeman High School has shocked every one of us. This senseless tragedy claimed the life of one young student... Read More...
Session is over but the work continues The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, August 31, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, It has been nice to spend the past several weeks here at home, since returning in late July from the longest legislative... Read More...
Session ends with no fix for water rights The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, July 24, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Big tasks left undone as Legislature ends session Dear friends and neighbors, At long last, our 2017 legislative session has finally adjourned for the year. We... Read More...
A fight to the finish on water rights, Corrections reform The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, July 13, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. As session nears finish, Hirst fix and Corrections reform hang in balance Dear friends and neighbors, Our 2017 legislative session is nearing its finish with two... Read More...
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