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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...
State honors Spokane company with “Hire-A-Vet” Award Today State Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, joined Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause, ESD Spokane Area Director John Dickson and John Lee, director of the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, in recognizing Haskins Steel general manager Craig Dias, who was awarded the “Hire-A-Vet Award” for the company’s stellar record of... Read More...
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Padden at 2012 Hire-A-Vet Award Ceremony   State Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, joined Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause, ESD Spokane Area Director John Dickson and John Lee, director of the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, in recognizing Haskins Steel general manager Craig Dias, who was awarded the “Hire-A-Vet Award” for the company’s stellar record of... Read More...
Padden calls for support of Washington National Guard, Reserve Sen. Mike Padden, a staunch advocate of the nation’s military men and women and the organizations that support them, is helping to call attention to a rarely publicized federal agency: the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which promotes the service and integration of National Guard members and Reservists... Read More...
Padden B&O tax relief bill clears Senate committee The Senate Economic Development, Trade & Innovation Committee on Wednesday gave a “do pass” recommendation to a bill introduced by Sen. Mike Padden that would bring much needed relief to new businesses. Senate Bill 6327 would create a one-year exemption from the state business and occupation (B&O) tax for all... Read More...