Spokane Valley’s Padden named chair of Law and Justice Committee Sen. Mike Padden today announced he has joined a bipartisan coalition that will lead the Washington State Senate when the 2013 legislative session begins Jan. 14. Under the coalition’s new committee structure, Padden will serve as the chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee. “I have always believed that it... Read More...
State honors Spokane company with “Hire-A-Vet” Award Today State Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, joined Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause, ESD Spokane Area Director John Dickson and John Lee, director of the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, in recognizing Haskins Steel general manager Craig Dias, who was awarded the “Hire-A-Vet Award” for the company’s stellar record of... Read More...
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Padden at 2012 Hire-A-Vet Award Ceremony   State Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, joined Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause, ESD Spokane Area Director John Dickson and John Lee, director of the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, in recognizing Haskins Steel general manager Craig Dias, who was awarded the “Hire-A-Vet Award” for the company’s stellar record of... Read More...
Padden opens Spokane Valley legislative district office Now that the 2012 legislative session has come to a close Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is opening his 4th District legislative office in Spokane Valley. The office, which will open on Monday, April 30, will be staffed by Padden’s senior legislative assistant, Mike McCliment. “It’s not easy to travel... Read More...
Padden calls for support of Washington National Guard, Reserve Sen. Mike Padden, a staunch advocate of the nation’s military men and women and the organizations that support them, is helping to call attention to a rarely publicized federal agency: the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which promotes the service and integration of National Guard members and Reservists... Read More...
Spokane Republicans vote to approve sustainable bipartisan budget Baumgartner and Padden join bipartisan coalition to dump budget gimmicks and keep spending in line with revenue Early this morning, the Washington State Senate approved its operating budget with a bipartisan vote of 25 to 24, with three Democrats joining all 22 Republican members. The bipartisan reform-based plan rebalances the... Read More...