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Padden bill on police body cameras passes House, on to governor Thursday, in a vote of 95-2, the Washington State House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 6408, aimed at clarifying the rules surrounding the use of police body cameras. The measure is sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. Legislation approved in 2016 established public-disclosure and other requirements relating to body-worn... Read More...
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...
Padden named ranking member on Senate Law and Justice Committee OLYMPIA – Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been named ranking minority member on the Senate Law and Justice Committee as this month’s election forces reorganization of the Senate. The ranking minority position is the top Republican slot on the Law and Justice Committee, which Padden has chaired for 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...
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