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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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Here we go again… Legislature begins (mostly) remote 2022 session
Here we go again… Legislature begins (mostly) remote 2022 session
We’ve completed the first week of the 2022 legislative session. It’s already been an eventful start, with many challenges and achievements. As the Omicron variant continues to spread, the majority party has once again mandated a remote session, with highly restricted attendance by lawmakers and members of the public. While...
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Republican legislators prioritize policing, public safety, and corrections in ‘Safe Washington’ Plan
Republican legislators prioritize policing, public safety, and corrections in ‘Safe Washington’ Plan
Washington state House and Senate Republicans today unveiled their common-sense solutions to the public safety crisis ravaging communities and destroying lives across the state. “During the last legislative session, the majority dropped the ball on public safety,” said Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, ranking member of the Senate Law and...
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This Christmas, taxpayers deserve a break
This Christmas, taxpayers deserve a break
This will be my final Report from Olympia for 2021, so allow me to take a moment to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. One unwanted gift this year is the rising cost of almost everything from gas to food and gifts of all...
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Sen. Mike Padden issues statement following oral arguments in watershed abortion case
Sen. Mike Padden issues statement following oral arguments in watershed abortion case
Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, released the following statement in response to oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The challenge to a Mississippi law restricting abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy could allow the Supreme Court to overturn previous decisions...
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