Report from Olympia

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...
Session isn’t over — Senate insists on Hirst fix before adjournment The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, July 6, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Legislature OK’s budget, but overtime continues Dear friends and neighbors, Last week was an important one for the Washington Legislature – but our session isn’t over... Read More...
Final budget deal reached — details to come The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, June 29, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. High drama in Legislature’s final days Dear friends and neighbors, After months of work, negotiators for the Senate and the House announced Wednesday they have reached... Read More...
Greeners gone wild — Senate probes costs The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, June 22, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here.  Stay tuned as Legislature works on session-ending deal Dear friends and neighbors, The Legislature’s biggest drama continues to play out behind closed doors as negotiators for... Read More...
As budget negotiations proceed, Senate insists on Hirst fix The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, June 15, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Hirst fix passes Senate for third time Dear friends and neighbors, Work is continuing at the statehouse as we negotiate a final deal on the state... Read More...
Freedom on trial at The Evergreen State College The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, June 8, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Waiting for a session-ending breakthrough Dear friends and neighbors, Right now the Legislature is waiting for House and Senate negotiators work to reach a final agreement on a... Read More...
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