Report from Olympia

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...
Victory at last for felony DUI bill The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, May 18, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, At long last, our effort to make the 4th DUI a felony in the state of Washington has cleared the final hurdle... Read More...
Connecticut crisis offers lesson for Washington  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, May 11, 2017. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, We have reached the midway point of our 30-day overtime session in Olympia, and to all outward appearances it might not look... Read More...
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