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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. I encourage you to sign-up to receive my e-mail updates, it is the best way to stay informed on what’s happening in Olympia. 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.   Sincerely, Bailey Barbara Bailey

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Sen. Barbara Bailey to retire after 16 years of service in the Legislature
Sen. Barbara Bailey to retire after 16 years of service in the Legislature
After serving the people of the 10th Legislative District in the state Legislature for 16 years, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, will step down from the Senate effective Sept. 30. The announcement came in a letter to Republican leaders in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties, who will nominate her successor....
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Public health victory – still work to be done
Public health victory – still work to be done
I have been fighting a growing public-health problem: youth smoking. I co-sponsored legislation in the Senate to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21; the House version of that change was approved in the Senate and was signed by the governor. The new law will limit a...
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Bailey garners major water infrastructure investments for 10th District
Bailey garners major water infrastructure investments for 10th District
The Skagit area has faced significant challenges accessing water, an issue that state Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has been working on for years. With bipartisan support, Bailey successfully delivered a significant investment for 10th District constituents unable to drill permit-exempt wells for domestic use after Department of Ecology rules...
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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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