January 22, 2013

Padden says committee will have hearing on abortion-notification bill

OLYMPIA… Sen. Mike Padden says the Senate Law and Justice Committee will have a public hearing on a bill that would require a girl’s parent or guardian to be notified before she can have an abortion. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is among the 18 sponsors of Senate Bill 5156, which was...
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January 17, 2013

Law and Justice committee to discuss problem of binge drinking

Friday meeting to include hearing on Padden’s college DUI-court legislation OLYMPIA…Sen. Mike Padden knows the Legislature can’t prevent binge drinking. Still, the chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee has called a Friday-morning work session to bring the topic into the policy-making arena and consider a new approach to...
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January 11, 2013

IN THE NEWS: Veteran lawmaker Mike Padden talks priorities

To read the full story in the January 2013 issue of the Current click on the image below.
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January 11, 2013

Budget, human services, corrections added to Padden’s slate

  Spokane Valley solon already tapped to lead Senate Law and Justice Committee   The 2013 legislative session will convene at noon Monday with three committees on Sen. Mike Padden’s list. In addition to heading the Senate Law and Justice Committee, Padden will serve on the Senate Human Services and Corrections...
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January 08, 2013

Spokane native joins Padden’s legislative team

Spokane native Angela Wolfe has joined the legislative team of Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, in time for the 2013 legislative session, which begins next Monday. Wolfe brings education experience and a spirit of service to the residents of the 4th Legislative District. “I’m thrilled to have Angela on my...
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January 08, 2013

Spokane native joins Sen. Mike Padden’s legislative team

Spokane native Angela Wolfe has joined the legislative team of Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, in time for the 2013 legislative session, which begins next Monday. Wolfe brings education experience and a spirit of service to the residents of the 4th Legislative District. “I’m thrilled to have Angela on my...
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December 10, 2012

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...
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June 27, 2012

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...
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June 27, 2012

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...
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