E-News

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...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 25, 2015 March 25, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors Thank you to everyone that participated in our recent town hall events. I appreciate all of the honest feedback and questions regarding the issues facing our state. I hope that you found our time together as valuable as I did. I am working hard... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 11, 2015 March 11, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors We are in the final days of voting on bills that have originated in the Senate. I expect that we will be working late into the night before our next deadline, Wednesday at 5p.m. Bills that were not voted on by then are dead... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Feb. 16, 2015 February 16, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors We are in the sixth week of the legislative session and things are moving quickly. I am working in my committees to hear bills before our first cut-off, Feb. 20. I am working to prioritize our state’s needs that will grow the economy, provide... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Jan.30, 2015 January 30, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors It has been a busy first two weeks of the 2015 Legislative session. I am working hard to represent your views here in Olympia. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to my office with ideas or feedback. I remain committed to finding creative... Read More...
Urgent Water Update January 27, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, I recently introduced three bills that address accessing water for reasonable use. The problem is due to restrictive interpretations of instream flow laws and is especially difficult in the Skagit Basin, where many people are subject to interruptible water supplies. The problem, which... Read More...