Legislature

In the News: ‘Freedom Caucus’ formed by Republican Senators By Eliana Sheriff, KIMA TV A new freedom movement is shaping up in Olympia. On Thursday, four republican senators announced the formation of a ‘Freedom Caucus.’ Their focus is on liberty. Their priorities are to advocate for lower taxes, responsible state spending, individual liberties and a government that “gets out... Read More...
Reopen businesses under Bill 5114 Click here to read at the Gazette. BY SEN. MIKE PADDEN This legislative session, which started Jan. 11, will require you as a resident to work harder than ever to keep our representative democracy…well…representative. Access to democracy is a major topic at the start of this year’s gathering of lawmakers.... 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...
Padden and Holy applaud new Spokane-area remote-testimony sites Senate staff confirms newly approved sites to be located at EWU-Cheney and Spokane Valley City Hall Lawmakers today applauded news that the Senate’s remote-testimony pilot project will be expanding to two new sites in Spokane Valley and Cheney. Sen. Mike Padden received confirmation this week from legislative staff that Eastern... Read More...
Padden adds two area residents to legislative team for 2014 session Two Spokane-area residents are working at the Capitol during the 2014 legislative session as members of Sen. Mike Padden’s legislative team. Daniel Zapotocky is Padden’s aide for this year’s session; as a Gonzaga University student he had served an internship with another Eastern Washington senator in 2012. Daniel Condon, an... Read More...
Senator Padden on parental notification Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about a bill requiring parents to be notified when their juvenile child has an abortion. This on the same day that thousands gathered on the capitol steps in Olympia for the annual March for... Read More...
Padden opens Spokane Valley legislative district office Now that the 2012 legislative session has come to a close Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is opening his 4th District legislative office in Spokane Valley. The office, which will open on Monday, April 30, will be staffed by Padden’s senior legislative assistant, Mike McCliment. “It’s not easy to travel... Read More...