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. Read More...
Padden continues work to clamp down on repeat DUI offenders Of the 45 states that allow felony charges for those accused of driving under the influence, none is more lenient than Washington; Sen. Mike Padden’s effort to change that dangerous distinction received strong support during a Senate committee hearing today. Padden, architect of the sweeping anti-DUI legislation Washington lawmakers adopted... 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...
Padden named Legislator of the Year by MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named Sen. Mike Padden “Legislator of the Year” in recognition of his recent drive to strengthen state laws against driving under the influence. “The improvements the Legislature made this year by passing my bill were a long time coming,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley, who as... Read More...
Washington earns ‘A’ grade for latest efforts to battle sex-trafficking A Vancouver-based organization at the forefront of global efforts to eradicate sex-trafficking has given Washington’s Legislature its highest marks. Shared Hope International today announced Washington now rates an “A” grade in light of stronger anti-trafficking laws created by the Legislature earlier this year. That’s one step up from the state’s... Read More...
Senate Law and Justice Committee to meet Wednesday in Burien Members of the Senate Law and Justice Committee will assemble Wednesday afternoon to discuss a trio of subjects and have public hearings on three nominations to the state Sentencing Guidelines Commission. The committee meeting is to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the state Criminal Justice Training Commission at 19010 1st... Read More...