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Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – October 20, 2015 Olympia Update October 20, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors It has been a busy couple of weeks as I have been traveling around our legislative district getting input from you on issues that affect our communities. Skagit Water Tour Last week I met with stakeholders from around the region and... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Interim Update – Sept. 4, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer. While the Legislature has adjourned for the year, I am still busy working as a member of several interim committees and meeting with constituents about decisions made during this year’s record-length legislative session. Although ours is a part-time,... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – July 15, 2015 Olympia Update – Sine Die Edition Greetings Friends & Neighbors, Last Friday the Legislature adjourned “sine die” – a Latin term reserved for use on the final day of a legislative session. I cannot stress how historic the 2015 session has been for our state. The new budget we approved... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – July 9, 2015 Olympia Update Greetings Friends & Neighbors, Finally, the Senate adjourned this afternoon after approving several pieces of legislation that were necessary to close the session. This included bipartisan agreement to address the logistically impractical class-size initiative, delaying the state’s end of year biology exam for two years, and approving the... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – July 8, 2015 Olympia Update Greetings Friends & Neighbors I hope that you had a safe and fun Fourth of July. I am happy to report that the Legislature has approved state government’s new two-year operating budget, which features some historic reprioritization of state spending. Washington’s recovering economy is projected to increase state... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – June 9, 2015 Olympia Special Session Update Greetings Friends & Neighbors We are in the third week of the second special session and budget negotiators continue to work toward a sustainable budget that lives within our means. The House recently announced another version of their two-year operating budget that again requires significant tax... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – May 21, 2015 Update from Olympia Greetings Friends & Neighbors The 2015 special session is drawing to a close. Budget negotiators continue to hammer out differences between the House and Senate budgets. The Senate is committed to our no-new taxes budget that was passed during the regular session. Recent revenue forecasts strengthen the... Read More...
Update from Olympia – April 23, 2015 Update from Olympia Greetings Friends & Neighbors There are only three days left in the 2015 legislative session and House Democrats are calling it quits before we meet our statutory deadline on April 26. They have failed to bring their proposed tax increases to a vote for their budget proposal... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – April 2, 2015 April 2, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors It is budget week here in the state Legislature. The House of Representatives unveiled their budget plan on Friday and the Senate released our budget proposal today. There are stark contrasts between the budgets that speak to our priorities. We will begin voting on... Read More...
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