Sen. John Braun talks to KVI Radio’s Ari Hoffman about the bipartisan compromise addressing hard drug possession in our communities that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
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SRC On Air: Sen. Jeff Wilson on the KXRO Morning News
Sen. Jeff Wilson talks with Kyle Pauley on KXRO radio about the new law that makes hard drug possession a gross misdemeanor.
AUDIO: Padden believes drug-possession bill passed by Legislature not strong enough to deal with state’s drug crisis
A state Senator says the hard drug-possession bill passed by the Legislature in a special session isn’t strong enough to deal with the state’s drug crisis.
The legislation made possession a gross misdemeanor.
Senator Mike Padden, the ranking Republican on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, says the threat of a felony is more likely to persuade drug offenders to undergo treatment.
The Spokane Valley Republican says the punishment under the measure is basically a hybrid between a gross misdemeanor and a misdemeanor – not an effective deterrent for offenders.
Padden says, while he’s glad the legislature passed some sort of law to increase penalties, this doesn’t go far enough to be effective.
AUDIO: Legislature passes ‘workable’ hard drug possession compromise
The hard drug possession bill passed by the state Legislature in a Special Session is ‘workable’ according to the Senate Republican Leader.
Tracy Ellis explains.
SRC On Air: Sen. Keith Wagoner on The Lars Larson Show
Republican Senator Keith Wagoner talks to Lars Larson about legislation that strengthens the hard drug possession law that passed in the state Senate during a special session.
AUDIO: Wilson: Passing drug law is important, but special session is absurd
State lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on hard drug possession, but a state Senator says it should have happened earlier.
Tracy Ellis reports on the special session.
SRC On Air: Sen. Ron Muzzall on The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH
Sen. Ron Muzzall talks to KTTH Radio’s Jason Rantz about his bill that makes pregnancy more affordable by working with insurance companies to lower or eliminate copays and deductibles.
Governor Jay Inslee signs several Senate Republican Caucus member bills into law
Governor Inslee approved bills from Senators Keith Wagoner, Ron Muzzall, Chris Gildon, Mike Padden, Jeff Wilson, Drew MacEwen, Mark Schoesler, Shelly Short, and Curtis King.
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AUDIO: Governor signs King bill that would help rural hospital in Toppenish
A bill that’s a lifeline for the hospital that serves Toppenish and much of the lower Yakima Valley was signed into law.
Tracy Ellis explains.
AUDIO: Short bills become law, cut red tape for small cities
Reducing the burden of state land-use planning requirements on small cities is the goal of a pair of bills signed into law.
Tracy Ellis reports.