Take the 4th District Constituent Survey With the 2022 legislative session now well in the rear-view mirror, it is time to review laws that were passed and begin preparations for bills to introduce next year. This is also the ideal time to hear directly from you. Please click here to take our 2022 constituent survey, and... Read More...
City of Spokane Valley adopts resolution thanking 4th District Legislators City of Spokane Valley hereby recognizes, commends, and appreciates 4th District legislators Senator Mike Padden, Representative Bob McCaslin, Jr., and Representative Rob Chase for their continued support and endorsement of the City of Spokane Valley. Click here to watch the reading of the resolution and comments from the lawmakers.  Senator... Read More...
Alarming statistics make case for property-crime crackdown, Padden says As vehicle thefts double and property crimes spike, Spokane Valley senator proposes course correction on public safety, including longer sentences for habitual offenders OLYMPIA – The rate of car theft has nearly doubled in the past year, according to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and Sen. Mike... Read More...
Crime and inflation both on the rise It’s been about a month since we wrapped up the 2022 legislative session, and a good point to step back and look at the impact this session had on you and your family. Soon, you should expect to see our full 4th District Session Review newsletter in your mail. It... Read More...
The end is near… The end is near. If all goes as planned the regular 2022 legislative session will reach its scheduled conclusion later today. In 1866, as Surrogate of New York County, Gideon John Tucker famously wrote: “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session.” Well, soon... Read More...
Where’s the emergency, Governor? The 2022 session train keeps chugging along, and the end of the line is in sight. We have exactly one week to go until the scheduled end of this year’s regular session. Tomorrow is the final cut-off deadline to approve bills that originated in the House of Representatives, and for... Read More...
Budget week in Olympia As we enter the homestretch of the 2022 legislative session, it’s budget week in Olympia. In odd-numbered years, the Legislature is required to create and pass three budgets: an operating budget, a transportation budget, and a capital budget. In the even-numbered years, like this one, lawmakers use the short session... Read More...