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...
Sen. Padden issues statement on final budget vote Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, released the following statement after the Senate’s final vote Friday on the 2017-19 operating budget. Padden was the only member of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus to vote against the $43.7 billion budget agreement. The budget bill, SB 5883, was approved in the Senate by... 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...
Senate committee chair offers new version of Corrections reform bill OLYMPIA – A new version of this year’s Department of Corrections reform bill will be heard in the Senate Law and Justice Committee Tuesday, as Chair Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, seeks middle ground on one of the session’s biggest issues. The new version of Senate Bill 5294, sponsored by Padden,... Read More...
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