Legislature

Padden adds two area residents to legislative team for 2014 session Two Spokane-area residents are working at the Capitol during the 2014 legislative session as members of Sen. Mike Padden’s legislative team. Daniel Zapotocky is Padden’s aide for this year’s session; as a Gonzaga University student he had served an internship with another Eastern Washington senator in 2012. Daniel Condon, an... 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...
Padden opens Spokane Valley legislative district office Now that the 2012 legislative session has come to a close Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is opening his 4th District legislative office in Spokane Valley. The office, which will open on Monday, April 30, will be staffed by Padden’s senior legislative assistant, Mike McCliment. “It’s not easy to travel... Read More...
Spokane Republicans vote to approve sustainable bipartisan budget Baumgartner and Padden join bipartisan coalition to dump budget gimmicks and keep spending in line with revenue Early this morning, the Washington State Senate approved its operating budget with a bipartisan vote of 25 to 24, with three Democrats joining all 22 Republican members. The bipartisan reform-based plan rebalances the... Read More...
Padden recognizes local finalist for civic teacher of the year award On Monday Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, honored West Valley School District teacher Ned Fadeley, a top finalist for the Washington State Legislative Civic Educator of the Year Award.  Padden presented Fadeley with a certificate recognizing his hard work and achievement, while many of Fadeley’s students who were able to... Read More...
Hearing on controversial abortion-mandate bill set for this afternoon Padden says bill is ‘unnecessary, unconstitutional and could prove costly for state’ The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. today on House Bill 2330, a controversial measure that would require private-insurance plans which provide maternity coverage to also pay for elective abortions. “Proponents... Read More...
Padden to hold telephone town-hall meeting with 4th District residents Hour-long community event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 State Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is inviting residents of the 4th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town-hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15. The live community forum regarding the 2012 legislative session and issues that directly impact eastern Washington... Read More...