Majority Coalition Caucus

Majority Coalition Caucus introduces plan to reduce tuition by 3 percent; increase funding for higher ed by 10 percent Led by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus today unveiled a comprehensive plan that would bring down the costs of higher education for students, increase state spending on public universities and community colleges, and tie additional funding to higher-education institutions’ performance.“ In the past decade college students have... Read More...
Bailey is proud of bipartisan cooperation in Senate higher-ed committee Sen. Barbara Bailey credits the bipartisan cooperation she’s encouraged as chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee for the Senate’s unanimous vote today on her legislation to support members of the military who are attending college. “I very much appreciate the commitment my colleagues on the committee, Democrat and Republican,... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Our Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) was prepared to vote on several good job-creation bills last Wednesday. As the majority, we had enough votes to pass bills that would improve the state workers’ compensation system. The reforms will help Washington employers stay in business and possibly grow,... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today marks day five of the 2013 legislative session. On Monday, I had the great honor of being sworn in as your state Senator. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS It is an honor to serve as Chair of the Higher Education Committee. We had our first committee meeting this... Read More...
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