11/10/2023… Sen. Mike Padden, the Ranking Member on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks to Lars Larson about the out-of-control crime problem in Washington.
Violent crime increased by 8.5% in 2022. Murders rose by nearly 17% in one year. Robberies were up 18% in 2022 and over 12,000 more cars were stolen last year compared to 2021 totals. The new Yakima Valley Local Crime Lab just...
Sen. Mark Schoesler talks with KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line about state budgets, failed hard drug possession legislation, gun bills, crime, possible tax increases, and more.
Sen. Keith Wagoner discusses the much-needed police pursuit bill and the Legislature's attempt to fix the state's drug possession law in the aftermath of the state Supreme Court Blake ruling, and Democrats failure to address it. https://youtu.be/1DsWSIb4FXc
Senator John Braun says it seems like Democrats want to go after legal gun owners instead of people using guns illegally in crime. Senator Shelly Short has two examples of House bills that she fears would eat away at 2nd Amendment rights. Senator Jeff Wilson talks...
Sen. Mark Schoesler talks with KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line about energy policies, the governor’s budget, crime, homelessness, and agriculture.
A 63-year-old amputee in a wheelchair was killed by a man police say had just been released from jail - now the state Senate Republican leader says the Legislature needs to act. Tracy Ellis reports.
A state Senator says Washington is seeing an unparalleled rise in crime that doesn’t show signs of slowing. Tracy Ellis reports.
Sen. Mike Padden talks to KVI Radio’s John Carlson about crime concerns and the connections between current crime/public safety in Puget Sound and Spokane.
A spike in crime prompts action from a state Senator. Tracy Ellis reports.
Senator John Braun talks to Lars Larson about the legislative Democrats’ failure to fix anti-police laws and address increasing crime in our state.
AUDIO: Republican legislators unveil ‘Safe Washington’ plan to prioritize policing, public safety and corrections
House and Senate Republicans in Olympia have unveiled a package of legislation they say will increase public safety, reduce crime, and put victims and community safety first. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol....