Audio/Video News

April 08, 2023

Video update to 4th District Slavic-speaking population

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April 05, 2023

Slavic Outreach

Irina Dolbinina, legislative assistant for 4th District Senator Mike Padden, encourages the Slavic-speaking community in the Spokane Valley area to watch Senator Padden’s video in which he provides an update on the 2023 legislative session in Olympia. Ирина, помощник Сенатора от 4-го округа Майка Паддена по законодательным вопросам, поощряет просмотор...
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February 07, 2019

Podcast: Senator Mike Padden on longer “look-backs” for DUIs

Sen. Mike Padden wants the courts to be able to consider previous DUI convictions over a longer period of time – as long as 25 years.
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October 19, 2018

Padden speaks out against State Supreme Court ruling on sentencing youth to life without parole

AUDIO: The ranking Republican on the state Senate’s Law and Justice Committee is speaking out against Thursday’s Washington Supreme Court ruling that sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional. Senator Mike Padden says that, in 2012, the Legislature passed a law that allows life in prison in specific juvenile...
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April 02, 2018


The people’s right to pass initiatives is guaranteed by the state constitution. But this right is under attack in the Legislature. In this video I explain the threat and what we are doing about it. As seen on Facebook
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March 15, 2018

VIDEO: The majority’s end-run around the initiative process

One of my chief frustrations this session was the way the Majority seemed determined to twist and torture – and sometimes completely circumvent – the constitution of the state in order to get its way. A key example of this was the Legislature’s response to Initiative 940 on police use...
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January 26, 2018

Padden’s remarks on confirmation of Stephen Sinclair at DOC

Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, urges a no vote on the confirmation of Stephen Sinclair to head the Washington state Department of Corrections. Padden urges a ‘no’ vote on SGA 9267 – STEPHEN SINCLAIR, appointed April 25, 2017, for a term ending January 01, 2075, as Director of the Department...
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February 07, 2014

LISTEN: Sen. Padden on the Parental Notification bill

Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about Senate Bill 5156 – which has been approved by the Senate Committee on Health Care – that would require parents of underage girls be notified if the girls request abortions.
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January 21, 2014

LISTEN: Sen. Padden on the 2014 March for Life

Washington State’s 4th District Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about the 2014 March for Life held annually on the steps of the state capitol building, as well as the effort in recent sessions to pass a bill mandating that insurance companies that provide maternity coverage also provide abortion coverage.
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