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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my official legislative website! Thank you for taking the time to stay connected with me.

It’s an honor to represent the great people of the 10th District. As much as we have to be proud of and look forward to, we know our communities face challenges. This requires us to work together to pass legislation that create jobs in these tough times, improve our local ferry runs, strengthen our public schools, and lower health care costs.

The solutions to our challenges must take into account our state operating budget. We need long-term solutions that reset, reform and reshape state government to enable a sustainable budget.

On this website you will find some of the solutions I support to address these big issues. This is also the place to keep track of the bills I am working on and read news releases and past e-newsletters.

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The most important part of my job is listening to you. The best ideas continue to come from the people in my communities – not from Olympia. Please contact me to share your thoughts, concerns and questions.




Barbara Bailey

Latest News

Legislature adopts massive tax for long-term care Legislature adopts massive tax for long-term care
Late in the night, the state Senate approved a massive payroll tax to create a new government-run program aimed at helping people pay for long-term care costs. The $.58 tax on every $100 earned would pay up to $36,000 in a maximum lifetime benefit and the costs to administer the...
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Budget time
Budget time
Greetings from Olympia, There is just about a month left in the 2019 legislative session, and the majorities in the House and Senate are unveiling their tax and spending proposals as part of the state’s two-year operating and capital budgets. The House Democrats released their proposed operating budget, and even...
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Telephone Town Halls Postponed Telephone Town Halls Postponed
March 26, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, I am writing to let you know that, unfortunately, the telephone town hall that was planned for this coming Wednesday, March 27, will be postponed. I hope to reconnect with you soon as we are expecting some developments on the state’s two-year operating budget....
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More taxes on the horizon More taxes on the horizon
March 13, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, Now that we’ve passed cutoff dates, which are the deadlines for bills to be voted out of committee, we are wrapping up a week and a half voting on measures that originated in the Senate and are still “alive.” Thousands of bills are introduced...
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