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LISTEN: Sen. Padden on the Parental Notification bill Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about Senate Bill 5156 – which has been approved by the Senate Committee on Health Care – that would require parents of underage girls be notified if the girls request abortions. Read More...
LISTEN: Sen. Padden on the 2014 March for Life Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about the 2014 March for Life held annually on the steps of the state capitol building, as well as the effort in recent sessions to pass a bill mandating that insurance companies that provide maternity coverage also provide abortion coverage. Read More...
Padden reflects on the 2013 legislative sessions With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about the wins of the Majority Coalition Caucus and how their dynamic will further improve state government in 2014.. Read More...
Sen. Padden talks about his DUI legislation Washington State Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, discusses the passage of his DUI legislation that he says contains an effective blend of compassion and consequences at a cost that fits within the constraints of the new budget that will take effect Monday. Read More...
Sen. Padden on DUI bill passing committee Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about the successful passage of his bill dealing with DUI penalties in Washington State. It’s next stop for consideration is the Senate Ways and Means Committee to determine what the costs will be. Read More...
Sen. Padden talks about autopsies bill, DUI legislation Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about the successful passage of his bill dealing with autopsies, as well as the future for his comprehensive bill dealing with DUI penalties in Washington State. Read More...
Senator Padden on the passage of his comprehensive anti-trafficking bill Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about his bill to make state anti-trafficking laws include expanding the definition of “communication with a minor for immoral purposes” to cover the purchase or sale of commercial sex acts and sex trafficking; add... Read More...
Padden bill to create jobs through B&O tax relief Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about his bill to help struggling startup businesses in Washington state by giving them a break on paying the business and occupations tax for two years, and paying only 50% of it the third year. Read More...
Senator Padden on parental notification Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about a bill requiring parents to be notified when their juvenile child has an abortion. This on the same day that thousands gathered on the capitol steps in Olympia for the annual March for... Read More...