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Bailey unanimously elected to Senate leadership team Sen. Barbara Bailey has been elected to the Senate majority’s senior leadership team ahead of beginning her second Senate term in January. Members of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus met Tuesday to select their top leaders for the next two years and tapped Bailey to serve as majority whip, the... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Aug. 13, 2014 Greetings friends & neighbors, It has been a busy summer with meetings in Olympia and numerous engagements throughout the district. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to my office, whether to invite me to a speaking engagement, or to bring to my attention issues of concern in our... Read More...
NEWS: Bailey calls for audit of Island Transit finances Earlier this month, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, joined the Senate’s Transportation Committee co-chair, Sen. Curtis King, and fellow 10th District legislators in two separate letters to the state auditor’s office. The letters request an audit into the local transit agency in light of recent allegations of financial mismanagement in... Read More...
Bailey receives perfect score for small business support                       National Federation of Independent Business names Bailey a ‘Guardian of Small Business’ Small businesses are a cornerstone for the state’s economy. However, small and independent businesses face significant challenges. Each legislative session the NFIB looks at 10 key issues concerning small businesses and rates legislators on their... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-Newsletter – May 1, 2014 Greetings, The 2014 Legislative Session was completed about a month ago. We were able to finish our work on time and on budget. We passed two significant pieces of legislation that will keep our state on the right path and makes investments in our future. The House and Senate agreed... Read More...
My remarks on Majority Leader Tom’s decision to not seek reelection  Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D – Bellevue announced this morning that he will not be seeking reelection this year. I have known Sen. Tom since we were elected to the Legislature the same year. Rodney has been a champion of higher education in our state. I will miss him in the Legislature. He... Read More...
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