Minute with Mike

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.

 

April 28, 2017: In the latest Minute With Mike audio clip, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, describes his crimes-against-minors and attempted-murder legislation, signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee.

 

May 5, 2017: Should we cooperate with federal immigration authorities? In the latest Minute With Mike audio clip, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, describes the troubling ‘guidance’ Attorney General Bob Ferguson has provided to law enforcement and other public agencies — a how-to guide for non-cooperation with federal immigration agents.