Padden named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Published on November 24, 2015
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has again named state Sen. Mike Padden “Legislator of the Year” for his continuing effort to toughen Washington laws against driving under the influence. The national-level award goes to lawmakers in each state who have demonstrated leadership on the issue. Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is one of 70 recipients nationally of MADD’s... Read More

Brown’s ‘Invest in Washington’ program already creating new manufacturing jobs

Published on November 18, 2015
Local employer praises Brown for helping make Washington and Tri-Cities area more competitive Sen. Sharon Brown, chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, has made attracting employers to Washington and helping them create jobs her top priorities since becoming a senator. When the Legislature passed her “Invest in Washington” jobs plan earlier this... Read More

Sen. Roach honored for work to protect children from internet-based crimes

Published on October 05, 2015
Washington’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force today honored Sen. Pam Roach for securing state funding that will let the organization target more of the sex criminals who use the internet to prey on children. “ICAC needed more resources to hire more investigators to go after those who create and trade online in child sex-abuse... Read More

Schoesler named ‘Legislative Champion’ by Washington Association of Realtors

Published on September 22, 2015
Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is a co-winner of the award with Sen. Andy Hill of Redmond, the Senate majority’s budget chief. They helped lead the Legislature to adopt a new 2015-17 operating budget which is balanced without general tax increases that would have hit Main Street employers and family-level investors. Read More

Sen. Roach named to state’s new anti-trafficking task force

Published on September 22, 2015
Sen. Pam Roach’s work to protect children and families now includes serving on the new state task force against the trafficking of persons. She was appointed to the position today by the Senate majority leader. “This fits right in with my efforts to target sex criminals who use the internet to prey on children,” said... Read More

Padden receives “Cultural Hero Award”

Published on September 21, 2015
Sen. Padden is awarded the Cultural Hero Award by (from left to right) Father Robert Spitzer, Camille Pauley, and Steve Lovejoy. Father Spitzer is the former president of Gonzaga University and co-founder of Healing the Culture with Camille Pauley. Steve Lovejoy is a board member of Healing the Culture. Washington State lawmaker selected for annual... Read More