Majority Coalition Caucus

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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E-News Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last week I was in Olympia for our annual Legislative Assembly to begin preparing for the 2014 legislative session, beginning January 13. I had committee meetings throughout the week for Veterans’ and Military Affairs, Higher Education, Way and Means, and Health Care. The Majority Coalition Caucus,... Read More...
Bailey, MCC drive the discussion on transportation reform With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, members of the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have their sights set firmly on reforming the state’s transportation system. Listen to Senator Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, explain why these reforms are necessary, what... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, This has been “budget week” here in the Senate. As a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, it has meant many long hours and late nights. On Wednesday, we introduced two bipartisan budget proposals that lay out a responsible and sustainable plan for the... Read More...
Bailey calls Senate budget proposal responsible and sustainable Sen. Barbara Bailey said she is encouraged by the two-year, $33.3 billion operating-budget proposal which was released by the Senate yesterday and will soon come before the full Senate for a vote. The bipartisan Senate spending plan would manage to spend more on basic and higher education and keep the... Read More...
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