Our state needs to address alarming rise in drug-overdose deaths Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Nov. 9, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Washington’s drug-overdose deaths have risen at three times the rate of the country as a whole   Dear friends and neighbors, Drug overdoses continue to rise at an alarming in... Read More...
A horrifying case shows result of attack on public safety Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Oct. 5, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Habitual criminal got life-without-parole after bloody car crash, now eligible for release Dear friends and neighbors, Last week we saw what happens when the Legislature makes a point of... Read More...
Our state should follow Idaho’s lead and provide tax relief State needs fair oversight of prison complaints [Note– The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Mike Padden’s subscribers Sept. 1, 2022.] Dear Friends and Neighbors, This year has been a very difficult time for people throughout Washington and our nation. Record-setting inflation –  especially sky-high gas prices – has made... Read More...
New crime stats show terrible result of Olympia’s anti-police crusade  Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Aug. 10, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s e-newsletter, click here. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve just gotten new statistics for crime in Washington state, and the numbers are chilling. During 2021, we saw increases in all forms of violent... Read More...
Attacks on crisis pregnancy centers must stop, Padden says Kenmore incident is fifth in Washington state – senator calls for law enforcement efforts, recognition of free-speech rights OLYMPIA – Crisis pregnancy centers, facing attacks nationwide from elected officials by day and from activists armed with Molotov cocktails by night, deserve the full protection of the law, says Sen. Mike... Read More...
Padden earns recognition from leading small-business organization OLYMPIA — Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business. The 7,000-member organization presents the award every two years based on lawmaker voting records. “Of all the recognitions bestowed on lawmakers for the work they do, the... Read More...