On this page you will find Sen. Mike Padden’s audio updates from the Washington Legislature.
March 17, 2017: Sen. Padden explains why it is important for Washington to make the 4th DUI a felony.
March 23, 2017: In this week’s Minute With Mike audio clip, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, discusses his crimes against minors legislation, SB 5813, which would eliminate a common defense for human traffickers: “I didn’t know how old she was.”
March 31, 2017: Sen. Padden talks about the Legislature’s efforts to combat retail theft.
April 4, 2017: In this week’s Minute With Mike audio clip, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, expands on remarks he made on the Senate floor, describing the “culture of character” that led Gonzaga University to within a hairsbreadth of the NCAA national basketball championship.
April 14, 2017: Remembering Sam Cozza — In this week’s Minute With Mike audio update, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, recalls the contribution made by the late Spokane Superior Court judge. Cozza is the subject of a Senate resolution to be heard on the floor April 18.