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End of Session Update July 1, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature has reached an historic budget agreement that puts students first. For the first time in over 30 years over 50 percent of the state’s budget (which will be nearly $44 billion for 2017-19) will go toward meeting our state’s obligation to... Read More...
Spin Control – What you may not be hearing about our education plan Special Session Update June 9, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors! During this second special session of the Legislature, budget negotiators are still working together to find common ground on funding the real priorities of state government, and prioritize investments in our state’s K-12 system. I have been busy visiting schools in... Read More...
Education Feedback Special Session Update May 24, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors! While budget negotiators are working at the Capitol to finalize our state’s new two-year operating budget, I have been connecting with leaders in our community. Recently, the chair of the Senate education committee and I met with school superintendents from... Read More...
Special Session Update Special Session Update May 01, 2017 Greetings! The 2017 regular legislative session ended last Sunday without agreement on a new two-year budget, a plan for education-funding reform and a few other things – including how to prevent further damage from the Hirst court ruling that has effectively shut down rural... Read More...
Nearing the finish line… Update from Olympia April 21, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others in our district who would like to receive my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of my e-newsletter... Read More...
Town hall follow up, Billions in new taxes! Update from Olympia March 30, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others who live in our district who may not be receiving my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of... Read More...
Local levy fix, Town halls and more! Update from Olympia March 22, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others who live in our district who may not be receiving my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 7, 2017 Update from Olympia March 7, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are picking up here in Olympia. We have spent the past week working late into the evening casting votes on policies that have significant impacts on our communities. The Senate has already approved a funded education proposal that puts... Read More...
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