Sullivan Road bridge replacement gets green light with Padden’s help Sen. Mike Padden was on hand at Tuesday evening’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting for an announcement made possible by his efforts: the city’s plan to replace the southbound Sullivan Road bridge span can move forward to the contract-bidding stage. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, had learned several days earlier that should... Read More...
Governor signs Padden’s comprehensive anti-DUI bill Today Sen. Mike Padden’s drive to strengthen state laws against driving under the influence reached its final milestone for the year. Gov. Jay Inslee this morning signed the comprehensive anti-DUI bill Padden had introduced – legislation that had won unanimous support from the House of Representatives three weeks ago, on... Read More...
Padden reflects on the 2013 legislative sessions With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talks about the wins of the Majority Coalition Caucus and how their dynamic will further improve state government in 2014.. Read More...
House agrees with Senate: Padden’s DUI bill should become law Sen. Mike Padden is grateful that the DUI-related legislation he introduced is on its way to becoming law, following a unanimous vote today in the state House of Representatives. The state Senate had given Senate Bill 5912 its unanimous support Wednesday. “This represents the most comprehensive set of changes in... Read More...
Sen. Padden talks about his DUI legislation Washington State Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, discusses the passage of his DUI legislation that he says contains an effective blend of compassion and consequences at a cost that fits within the constraints of the new budget that will take effect Monday. Read More...
Senate unanimously approves Padden’s DUI legislation The Senate today gave its unanimous endorsement to legislation proposed by Sen. Mike Padden that would do more to keep people from driving under the influence on Washington roads. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, hopes the House of Representatives will act on Senate Bill 5912 while its members are waiting to formally... Read More...
Senate budget committee backs Padden’s DUI legislation Major changes to the state’s DUI laws are one step closer to a vote by the full Senate. This afternoon the Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed legislation from Sen. Mike Padden to help keep drunk drivers off the road while those who keep racking up DUI arrests would head... Read More...
Padden remembers his late friend and colleague, Sen. Mike Carrell Sen. Mike Padden offered this statement today after receiving word that Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, died late this morning at a Seattle hospital from complications related to treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, which had been diagnosed earlier this year. “From the start of his service as a legislator in... Read More...
Governor signs Padden bill to encourage openness about autopsies Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that will let coroners and medical examiners be open – to the point of having immunity from liability – about their conclusions when talking about a death that occurs in connection with a law-enforcement action or inside a correctional facility. “This bill makes it... Read More...
Signing ceremony caps work on Padden’s anti-trafficking measure Sen. Mike Padden’s efforts to thwart those in the human-trafficking trade culminated today when the comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation he introduced this year received the governor’s signature before a crowd of supporters. “The people of our state, especially young girls, deserve whatever protection we can give them from those who view... Read More...