Lawmakers to vote Thursday on longer “look-backs” for DUIs OLYMPIA – Two bills that would extend “look-back” provisions in current DUI laws are heading for a vote Thursday in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. The bills would allow courts to consider previous DUI convictions over a longer period of time – as long as 25 years under SB... Read More...
A bad-hair day for the Legislature and other tales from the Capitol The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 31, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. First bill of the year clears the Senate, torrent to come later Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Wednesday, the Washington Senate passed the first bill of the session,... Read More...
Legislature finally fixes I-940, and does it right OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature sent its first bill of the year to the governor’s desk Wednesday, fixing a police-deadly-force initiative approved by voters last fall – and this time it did it without breaking the law. HB 1064, approved by the state House last week and by the Senate... Read More...
Legislature off and running – Initiative fix is top priority  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 24, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Legislature off and running – Initiative fix is top priority Dear Friends and Neighbors, Our 2019 legislative session is off and running. During our first week, we witnessed... Read More...
Hang onto your wallets — the Legislature is back in town  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 14, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Big tax increases the issue as the 2019 session begins Dear friends and neighbors, As the Legislature launches its 2019 session today, you might be tempted to hum... Read More...
Listen to Sen. Padden on KQNT radio Sen. Mike Padden appeared on KQNT radio Jan. 10 to discuss big issues for the Spokane Valley in the upcoming legislative session. You can listen to this interview here. Read More...
Padden and Holy applaud new Spokane-area remote-testimony sites Senate staff confirms newly approved sites to be located at EWU-Cheney and Spokane Valley City Hall Lawmakers today applauded news that the Senate’s remote-testimony pilot project will be expanding to two new sites in Spokane Valley and Cheney. Sen. Mike Padden received confirmation this week from legislative staff that Eastern... Read More...
Will the Governor ask for new taxes again? Christmas is right around the corner, and I hope you and your loved ones will have the best of holidays, with plenty of love and gratitude, good food and time with friends and family. Please take a moment this December to remember those who are less fortunate. Several organizations depend... Read More...