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Sen. Jeff Wilson joins Senate Freedom Caucus Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, is joining the Senate Freedom Caucus, the cadre of Washington senators focused on issues of individual liberties, economic growth and restrained, responsible government. “If ever there was a need for a Senate Freedom Caucus, the time is now,” Wilson said. “This year’s legislation presents major threats... Read More...
Padden condo-construction bill unanimously approved by House Measure would reduce barriers to affordable home ownership Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed Sen. Mike Padden’s measure to help increase the supply of affordable housing by removing barriers to condominium construction. “This is tremendous news for both homebuilders and those looking for more affordable homeownership,” said Padden, R-Spokane... Read More...
Padden sworn in for fourth term in state Senate Spokane Valley Republican returns on Monday for the start of a session unlike any other Today Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, was sworn into office by Spokane County District Court Judge Patti Connolly Walker. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Olympia, the swearing-in ceremony was held in Judge Walker’s court room... Read More...
Senate unanimously passes Padden measure to address childcare shortage Bill would allow existing childcare workers to substitute experience and demonstrated competence for certification Should daycare workers be required to have specific educational certification if they already have demonstrated knowledge and years of experience? Not necessarily, says Sen. Mike Padden, sponsor of a measure that would allow childcare workers to... Read More...
Padden bill on human-trafficking awareness training receives Senate hearing On Monday the Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Sen. Mike Padden’s proposal to combat sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults by having Washington hotels and motels conduct training on preventing human trafficking. Under Senate Bill 6356, hotels would provide annual training to their employees on identifying... 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...