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Padden Anti-SLAPP legislation passes Senate
Padden Anti-SLAPP legislation passes Senate
Uniform Public Expression Protection Act would restore critical free-speech protections Today the Senate voted 46-0 to approve Sen. Mike Padden’s measure to help protect citizens, whistleblowers and members of the news media from frivolous lawsuits aimed at stifling freedom of speech and the discussion of legitimate public issues. “The right...
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1,000 new jobs headed to Spokane Valley
1,000 new jobs headed to Spokane Valley
Last week the Legislature moved on a number of bills – some good, but unfortunately, many not so good. On February 15, Senate Bill 5438 received a hearing in the Senate labor committee. The measure would create a benefit program for illegal aliens, who are not legally authorized to work...
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Making the cut
Making the cut
In this legislative update I will tell you about some of the bills that survived this deadline, including some of my bills to help those with hearing disabilities, protect the public from repeat drunk drivers, increase affordable housing, address the nursing shortage, reform police use of force and defend the...
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In the News: Dem leaders unwilling to take on Inslee’s COVID proclamations
In the News: Dem leaders unwilling to take on Inslee’s COVID proclamations
BY KTTH AM 770   Washington state Republican senators recently announced the formation of the Freedom Caucus, which is meant to speak for individual liberties, more restrained government with lower taxes, and strict adherence to the Constitution. It was formed in light of how the COVID-19 shutdowns occurred, and includes founding...
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