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Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 15, 2016 Olympia Update March 15, 2016 Greetings from Olympia, The 2016 regular session ended this past Thursday without a final budget agreement, so the governor called an immediate 30-day special session. While it is unfortunate that our budget negotiators were not able to reach a deal in time, the actions of... Read More...
Olympia Update – February 12, 2016  Olympia Update February 12, 2016 Greetings from Olympia! We have reached the halfway mark of the 2016 legislative session. The past week has been very eventful here in Olympia as bills we have heard in committee continue to move through the process and the Senate begins to vote on legislation... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – January 29, 2016 Olympia Update January 29, 2016 Greetings Friends and Neighbors We are three weeks into the 2016 legislative session that should conclude March 10. This year we continue to focus on delivering results for you and building on the significant progress our Senate majority has made. Legislative Priorities I am working... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – November 30, 2015 Looking ahead November 30, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Our state works hard to ensure fair and transparent elections and as such we maintain stringent rules on the use of public resources during election years. Senators who are up for re-election in 2016, including me, must follow specific rules and... Read More...
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...