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Pair of Padden bills signed by governor
Pair of Padden bills signed by governor
Measures would reduce barriers to condo construction and help protect free speech In a virtual ceremony today at the state Capitol, Gov. Jay Inslee signed two of Sen. Mike Padden’s measures from the 2021 legislative session. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5024, which cleared both the House and Senate unanimously after...
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Special session coming soon?
Special session coming soon?
We continue to see the fallout from the 2021 legislative session that adjourned on April 25. Less than two weeks after leaving Olympia, without addressing the governor’s emergency powers and one-person rule, members of the majority party from Pierce County are lamenting the fact that the governor has wielded his...
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Padden bill to accommodate the hearing-impaired signed by governor
Padden bill to accommodate the hearing-impaired signed by governor
Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed Sen. Mike Padden’s legislation to help people with hearing impairments by increasing the availability of closed captioning on televisions in public places. According to Padden, Senate Bill 5027 is about addressing an important issue for the more than 20% of Washingtonians who suffer from some...
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Freedom Caucus applauds removal of Inslee security fence, calling it ‘a symbol of Olympia shutting out the public’
Freedom Caucus applauds removal of Inslee security fence, calling it ‘a symbol of Olympia shutting out the public’
As the Legislature prepared to convene for this year’s session, state troopers were ordered to Olympia from across the state, joined by 750 National Guardsmen, and a fence was erected around the state Capitol, shutting out the public. After nearly four months of repeated calls from Republicans and members of...
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