Law & Justice

June 18, 2024

Sen. Padden’s office and Spokane Conservation District hosting pollinator-habitat workshop June 25 

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers June 18, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Area landscapers, home builders and others who plant shrubs are invited to attend a free pollinator-habitat workshop on Tuesday, June 25, that the Spokane Conservation...
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June 06, 2024

Padden hopes traffic deaths, crime will drop as initiative restoring police pursuits goes into effect

Today marks the day when Initiative 2113, which restores police pursuits in Washington, goes into effect. State Sen. Mike Padden said the initiative, which was approved by the Legislature last March, should results in fewer traffic deaths in the state. “Washington state is experiencing an increase in fatal and serious-injury...
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May 30, 2024

Honored to receive award from law-enforcement group

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 30, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Throughout my combined 28 years as a state legislator (15 sessions in the House from 1981 to 1995 and the past 13 sessions in the...
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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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