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Padden receives national highway-safety ‘Lifesaver’ award The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today recognized Sen. Mike Padden with its highest public-service award for his “tireless and unending work to end tragedies related to alcohol abuse and DUI.” NHTSA’s acting chief, David Friedman, announced the honor for Padden during the 32nd annual Lifesavers conference being held in... Read More...
Padden updates Latino community about battle against sex traffickers Sen. Mike Padden today assured members of the state’s Latino Civic Alliance that he and other lawmakers remain committed to the fight against sex traffickers. “After your visit in 2013 the Legislature made our state’s already-substantial laws even stronger, so law-enforcement officers would have even more tools to use against... Read More...
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...
Gun-rights initiatives to receive public hearing Jan. 29 Sen. Mike Padden will devote the Senate Law and Justice Committee’s Jan. 29 meeting to public hearings on the two gun-rights initiatives before the Legislature. His panel will begin taking testimony about Initiative 591 and Initiative 594 at 1:30 p.m. that day in Senate Hearing Room 1. Padden, R-Spokane Valley,... 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 named Legislator of the Year by MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named Sen. Mike Padden “Legislator of the Year” in recognition of his recent drive to strengthen state laws against driving under the influence. “The improvements the Legislature made this year by passing my bill were a long time coming,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley, who as... Read More...
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