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VIDEO: TVW: Inside Olympia – Police Reform, featuring Sen. Mike Padden

By tracyellis | Published on 

Policing was the topic behind many contentious debates during the 2021 legislative session. Democrats, who control both House and Senate, pushed through a package of police reform and accountability proposals Republicans say will make communities less safe, and threaten the safety of officers.

VIDEO: Working for All of Washington

By tracyellis | Published on May 11, 2021

The Senate Republican Caucus listens to the people and works for all of Washington. Washington is currently under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 and because of this, our state constitution allows the governor to have almost complete authority on decisions being made for our state. Senate Republicans introduced legislation to curb the Governor’s influence at the beginning of the 2021 legislative session, but Democrats are in the majority in the Legislature and have decided to allow one-man rule on important matters such as COVID restrictions.