Budget Priorities

Bailey supports budget with historic education investments Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor today voted in support of the 2017-19 operating budget that was approved by 39-10 in the Senate and 70-23 in the House of Representatives. Bailey, who serves as the Majority Coalition Caucus Whip, offered the following statement. “Since the Majority Coalition Caucus began governing in... Read More...
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...
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