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A bad-hair day for the Legislature and other tales from the Capitol The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 31, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. First bill of the year clears the Senate, torrent to come later Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Wednesday, the Washington Senate passed the first bill of the session,... Read More...
Legislature finally fixes I-940, and does it right OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature sent its first bill of the year to the governor’s desk Wednesday, fixing a police-deadly-force initiative approved by voters last fall – and this time it did it without breaking the law. HB 1064, approved by the state House last week and by the Senate... Read More...
Legislature off and running – Initiative fix is top priority  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 24, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Legislature off and running – Initiative fix is top priority Dear Friends and Neighbors, Our 2019 legislative session is off and running. During our first week, we witnessed... Read More...
Hang onto your wallets — the Legislature is back in town  The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, Jan. 14, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Big tax increases the issue as the 2019 session begins Dear friends and neighbors, As the Legislature launches its 2019 session today, you might be tempted to hum... Read More...
Listen to Sen. Padden on KQNT radio Sen. Mike Padden appeared on KQNT radio Jan. 10 to discuss big issues for the Spokane Valley in the upcoming legislative session. You can listen to this interview here. Read More...
Padden attends White House conference on key issues affecting Washington Conference included surprise appearances by Vice President Pence and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway On Thursday, Oct. 11, Sen. Mike Padden represented the Washington State Senate at a White House conference with Pacific Northwest state and local leaders. The conference included remarks and discussions with key administration officials and policymakers... Read More...
Taxes, immigration, and initiative disputes simmer during ‘slow season’ The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s Report From Olympia, July 31, 2018. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here.   In heat of summer, issues simmer Taxes, court cases, and immigration occupy attention during ‘slow season’ Dear friends and neighbors, All of us can agree this is... Read More...