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Our state should follow Idaho’s lead and provide tax relief Our state should follow Idaho’s lead and provide tax relief
State needs fair oversight of prison complaints [Note– The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers Sept. 1, 2022.] Dear Friends and Neighbors, This year has been a very difficult time for people throughout Washington and our nation. Record-setting inflation –  especially sky-high gas prices – has made...
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New crime stats show terrible result of Olympia’s anti-police crusade New crime stats show terrible result of Olympia’s anti-police crusade
 Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Aug. 10, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s e-newsletter, click here. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve just gotten new statistics for crime in Washington state, and the numbers are chilling. During 2021, we saw increases in all forms of violent...
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Governor set to endorse Republican proposal for improved police training programs
Governor set to endorse Republican proposal for improved police training programs
Padden says governor’s endorsement is appreciated, but public safety remains a mess OLYMPIA – A Republican proposal to improve police training statewide appears to be gaining steam in the Washington Legislature as Gov. Jay Inslee prepares for a press conference Thursday to announce his support. Numerous police and sheriff’s officials...
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Attacks on crisis pregnancy centers must stop, Padden says Attacks on crisis pregnancy centers must stop, Padden says
Kenmore incident is fifth in Washington state – senator calls for law enforcement efforts, recognition of free-speech rights OLYMPIA – Crisis pregnancy centers, facing attacks nationwide from elected officials by day and from activists armed with Molotov cocktails by night, deserve the full protection of the law, says Sen. Mike...
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