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Seats available for Coffee Meetings with Sen. Padden It’s not too late for you to reserve your spot for our next coffee meeting! Let’s have a cup of coffee at Cole’s Coffee, on Tuesday, Sept. 17th. I want to hear your concerns, ideas and questions, to help me better serve the people of our district. Normally, I would... Read More...
It’s coming soon. Are you ready? It’s amazing how quickly the summer flew by. Back-to-school preparations are in full swing, vacations are wrapping up and the Labor Day weekend is days away. I hope you and your family have had a great summer and are ready for a busy and fun autumn. I also want you... Read More...
Predictable problems in rush for same-day voter registration The past few weeks have been busy ones for me. In addition to the normal summer activities of celebrating freedom, going on vacation, and attending family functions, work continues on representing our community on legislative committees, task forces and other meetings, as well as discussing issues important to our district... Read More...
Session ends — new taxes and bigger government headed your way The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers May 2, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. At midnight Sunday in the Senate, crowds await the final gavel ending the 2019 legislative session. New taxes and bigger government headed your way Session ends, and long-ranging problems can be... Read More...
Senator dismayed by failure of DUI bill, will try again OLYMPIA – Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, says he will try again next year to pass a bill that would send more repeat impaired drivers to prison, after a disappointing failure in the final hours of the 2019 legislative session. House Bill 1504 would have extended the “look-back” in DUI... Read More...
Taxes? Immunizations? Sanctuary state? Big issues in doubt in Olympia The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers April 25, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Busy floor sessions are commonplace as the Legislature heads toward adjournment. Waiting for a deal as Legislature’s adjournment nears Legislature due to adjourn Sunday, but major issues, DUI bill... Read More...
Legislature passes Padden bill banning organ-transplant discrimination OLYMPIA… The Legislature has unanimously approved Sen. Mike Padden’s anti-discrimination legislation to protect people with developmental disabilities who are seeking organ transplants. Substitute Senate Bill 5405 was passed March 8 by the Senate and April 9 by the House of Representatives. The Senate today voted 42-0 to concur with the... Read More...
Padden school-safety bill signed into law Senate Bill 5514 is signed into law Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Left to right, Tim Hunt, director of communications and outreach for the Washington State Catholic Conference, Suzie Hanson, executive director of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, Catholic Conference government affairs representative Luke Esser, Padden session aide John... Read More...