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You’ll learn about my top priorities, including ongoing efforts to crack down on impaired driving and reduce the incidence of property crime, a major issue for our area.

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Senate committee advances Padden bill to accommodate the hearing-impaired
Senate committee advances Padden bill to accommodate the hearing-impaired
4th District lawmaker says goal is to educate, not penalize On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Senate Law and Justice Committee approved Sen. Mike Padden’s measure to help people with hearing impairments by increasing the availability of closed captioning on televisions in public places. The committee gave the measure a “do-pass”...
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Padden continues decade-plus effort to end impaired driving; DUI look-back receives hearing in Senate committee
Padden continues decade-plus effort to end impaired driving; DUI look-back receives hearing in Senate committee
Today the Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 5054, a measure aimed at strengthening the state’s felony DUI law and reducing the pain and suffering faced by the victims of impaired drivers. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, would extend the “look-back” in DUI cases,...
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The people’s access to democracy
The people’s access to democracy
Access to democracy is a major topic at the start of this year’s legislative session. COVID-related restrictions and extreme security measures are keeping the public away from the Capitol building and legislators. During these unprecedented times it is more important than ever that you stay informed and involved. One way...
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Padden bill to increase affordable housing and reduce barriers to condo construction receives hearing in Senate committee
Padden bill to increase affordable housing and reduce barriers to condo construction receives hearing in Senate committee
Today the Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 5024, a measure to help increase the supply of affordable housing by removing barriers to condominium construction. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley and the lead Republican on the committee. “The committee has long...
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