2017 shaping up as busy year for Legislature Taxes, other key issues for Spokane Valley, are on the table By Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley Note: This op-ed was originally published in the January 2017 editions of the Liberty Lake Splash and the Valley Current. The buzz about next year’s legislative session is all about education funding, proposals... Read More...
Breaking the bank in 2017 The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Padden’s newsletter Dec. 16, 2016. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletters, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, We’re getting ready again for another legislative session in Olympia, and it is looking like this will be one of the hardest-fought sessions in... Read More...
Sen. Padden discusses 1976 Electoral College vote with KIRO radio Sen. Padden spoke with KIRO radio in Seattle and reporter Feliks Banel about his 1976 vote in the Electoral College. Padden, a Republican elector from Washington’s 5th Congressional District, cast his ballot for Ronald Reagan, rather than President Gerald Ford, who carried the state in the general election, prompting legislation... Read More...
Sen. Padden tells the story of his Electoral College vote Sen. Padden appeared recently on a pair of national broadcasts aired on public radio networks, recounting the story of his 1976 Electoral College vote. Padden, a Republican elector from Washington’s 5th Congressional District, cast his ballot for Ronald Reagan, rather than Gerald Ford, who carried the state — one of... Read More...
Padden named Guardian of Small Business by Washington NFIB OLYMPIA … Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been recognized for his support of small business and entrepreneurship by the National Federation of Independent Business, the state’s largest small-business association. Padden has been named a Guardian of Small Business by the NFIB, in recognition of his 100-percent voting record on... Read More...
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