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Padden earns recognition from leading small-business organization OLYMPIA — Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business. The 7,000-member organization presents the award every two years based on lawmaker voting records. “Of all the recognitions bestowed on lawmakers for the work they do, the... Read More...
Padden’s bipartisan felony DUI bill passes Senate unanimously Lovick amendment would add treatment sentencing alternative In its final vote of Wednesday night, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 5054, a measure aimed at strengthening the state’s felony-DUI law and reducing the pain and suffering faced by victims of impaired drivers. The 48-0 vote sent the proposal to... Read More...