November 09, 2013

Padden supports incentives and training related to aerospace, wants same consideration for other Washington employers

Sen. Mike Padden today voted in favor of the pro-aerospace measures that prompted a quick special session of the state Legislature. Before doing so, however, the Spokane Valley Republican made a bid to give other Washington employers the same level of legislative consideration. “The same factors that drive up the...
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November 04, 2013

Padden encourages public to attend Senate committee meeting Nov. 12 in Spokane

Sen. Mike Padden is bringing the Senate Law and Justice Committee to Spokane for a public meeting Nov. 12. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, encourages area residents to come and participate as his committee continues leading the Legislature’s battle against the sex-trafficking industry in Washington. The Senate panel will meet from 1:30...
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October 30, 2013

Padden invites Greenacres, Liberty Lake residents to visit with him Nov. 16

SPOKANE VALLEY… Sen. Mike Padden invites Liberty Lake and Greenacres residents to come and talk with him Saturday, Nov. 16 at a pair of area coffee shops. “There’s nothing like sitting down over a cup of coffee and listening to questions, ideas and concerns from the people I serve. It’ll...
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October 22, 2013

Padden comments on pending retirement of 4th District state Rep. Larry Crouse

Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, responded to news today that his 4th Legislative District seatmate, Rep. Larry Crouse, will resign from the Washington State House of Representatives on Dec. 31 due to family health concerns. “I’ve known Larry for a long time,” said Padden. “I recruited him back in 1994...
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September 09, 2013

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...
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August 21, 2013

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...
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July 18, 2013

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...
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June 30, 2013

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..
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June 27, 2013

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...
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