Budget Priorities

Mount Vernon School District receives K-3 class-size reduction grant The Superintendent of Public Instruction recently announced 21 grant recipients for class-size reduction funds available as a result of legislation supported by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. Mount Vernon School District is slated to receive more than $8 million to expand classroom space and is planning to build two new elementary... Read More...
Bailey’s work on state pensions highlights fiscal responsibility New report shows $3.4 trillion hole in public pensions nation-wide Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has served on the state’s Select Committee on Pension Policy for over a decade. In that time Bailey has worked to ensure the health of the state’s pension systems. Those efforts have paid dividends, especially... Read More...
Supplemental budget garners Bailey’s support Late Tuesday evening the Legislature approved a supplemental budget after negotiations dragged on into a special session. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, voted in favor of the bipartisan proposal that makes minor adjustments to the state’s two-year operating budget approved last year. “I am pleased that we have reached a... Read More...
3 days left: Budget countdown continues Today is the 102nd day of the 105-day legislative session. There are only 5 days left for the House Democrats to bring their proposed tax increases to a vote for their budget proposal that won’t balance without $1.5 billion in new taxes. The Senate passed a complete, no-new taxes budget.... Read More...
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