Padden introduces bill to require training on human trafficking Spokane Valley senator reminds public that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month This week Sen. Mike Padden introduced a bill to help end the sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults that occurs at hotels and motels in cities across Washington. The Spokane Valley Republican’s announcement of... Read More...
Message to Olympia: Stop ignoring the people! Monday was the start of the 2020 legislative session. With only 60 days during this short session to complete our work, lawmakers wasted no time getting down to business. Some legislators have returned to Olympia, determined to thwart the will of the people. They are content to leave the fate... Read More...
Assembly week in Olympia This week lawmakers returned to Olympia for what are known as “committee assembly days” – the time when legislative committees meet to do some pre-session planning. The Senate committees on which I serve – Law and Justice, Early Learning and K-12 Education, and Transportation – convened to discuss a number... Read More...
Jobs numbers that are scary good As Halloween rapidly approaches there will be plenty of ghosts, witches and a few saints searching for candy and other treats. I hope it is a safe and enjoyable time for you and your family. Fortunately, one of the treats our nation continues to enjoy is a thriving economy, which... Read More...
Governor sued for illegal vetoes I thank those of you who attended our coffee meetings at Cole’s Coffee this past week. These coffee meetings have been a great way for us to connect and share our thoughts on important issues for our state and our community. Another way to stay up to date on news... Read More...
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...