Tag Archives: Padden

VIDEO: KOMO: Courtroom challenge for COVID vaccine mandate for state workers to be heard this week, feat. Sen. Mike Padden

By tracyellis | Published on August 30, 2021
Sen. Mike Padden

“A Thurston County judge is scheduled later this week to hear arguments about Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state workers as opponents seek to have the order overturned by the courts.”

AUDIO: Sen. Mike Padden pushes for action on Blake decision decriminalizing drugs

By tracyellis | Published on April 11, 2021

The state legislature needs to act now to deal with a court decision decriminalizing drug possession according to the top Republican on the Senate Law and Justice committee.

Tracy Ellis reports.

Padden bill increases affordable housing and reduces barriers to condo construction

By tracyellis | Published on January 12, 2021

Increase affordable housing and reduce barriers to condo construction are the goals of bill in the legislature.

Tracy Ellis tells us the timing is right with lingering COVID uncertainty and skyrocketing housing prices.

Republican State Senators Concerned About Lack Of Access to Democracy

By tracyellis | Published on January 11, 2021

Access to democracy is a major topic at the start of this year’s Legislative Session. COVID-related restrictions and extreme safety measures are keeping the public away from capitol buildings and legislators. The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus.