Law & Justice

May 17, 2024

Washington reaches highest number of traffic fatalities in 33 years

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 17, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Our state is experiencing an increase in fatal and serious-injury crashes on our roads and highways that is shocking and heartbreaking. We’re failing to protect...
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May 01, 2024

Washington ranked 8th most dangerous state, according to FBI crime report

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 1, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, In recent years reports show crime is worsening in Washington. The latest indication that our state’s crime problem is growing more dire is found in...
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April 03, 2024

Padden will not seek reelection to 4th District Senate seat

After serving in the Washington State Senate since 2011, Sen. Mike Padden announced today that he will not seek reelection to his 4th Legislative District seat this year. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve our 4th District in the state Senate these past dozen years,” said...
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March 27, 2024

4th District town hall meeting to take place April 2

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers March 27, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, You are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 2 to discuss the recently ended 2024 legislative session. The meeting will be...
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March 26, 2024

Governor signs impaired-driving bill that includes Padden policy

Amid Washington traffic fatalities reaching their highest point in over 30 years, Gov. Jay Inslee today signed House Bill 1493, a measure to combat impaired driving that includes policy proposed by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden for years. The final version of HB 1493 was passed March 6 by the...
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March 19, 2024

Padden: Bail reform needed now more than ever, following latest assault on state trooper

In June, the NW Community Bail Fund bailed out a violent offender who allegedly went on to shoot a Washington State Patrol trooper nine times. Sen. Mike Padden, the lead Republican on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, said that a bill he sponsored during the last legislative session would...
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March 07, 2024

Legislature approves initiative restoring police pursuits, plus 2 other initiatives

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers March 7, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, This year’s 60-day legislative session is on track to end later today. During the past two days, the Legislature approved final versions of the state...
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March 06, 2024

Legislature keeps Padden policy in bill passed to combat impaired driving

With traffic deaths in Washington reaching their highest point in over 30 years, 4th District Sen. Mike Padden applauded the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 1493, a measure that would combat impaired driving and includes policy he has proposed for years. The final version of HB 1493 was passed tonight...
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March 04, 2024

Padden applauds Senate’s passage of initiative restoring police pursuits

The Senate’s 36-13 passage today of Initiative 2113, which would restore police pursuits in Washington, is a major step toward making Washington communities safer, said 4th District Sen. Mike Padden. Padden, the Republican leader on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, said I-2113 would help reverse the growing crime problem...
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