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10th District town hall meetings set for March 25 Tenth District legislators Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, will hold town hall meetings in Coupeville and Mount Vernon on Saturday, March 25. The trio will take questions from constituents relating to state legislative issues and offer insights on the 2017 legislative... Read More...
Bailey water-storage and family-caregiver planning bills become law After the conclusion of a 20-day special session, two bills sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R- Oak Harbor, were signed in a formal ceremony Friday morning. Senate Bill 6589, which was approved near-unanimously, directs state agencies in charge of water management to study the feasibility of water storage to recharge the Skagit... Read More...
Bailey bill boosting veterans’ employment unanimously passes Senate Champion of veterans’ issues, Sen. Barbara Bailey, saw her legislation to assist our state’s veterans pass with a resounding unanimous vote. One of the first bills considered by the state Senate in the 2015 legislative session, Senate Bill 5074 would simplify the hiring process state agencies use to hire veterans seeking... Read More...
Bailey and Pearson introduce bills addressing local water-access issues Two north Puget Sound lawmakers have introduced a package of bills aimed at improving public access to water. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, and Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, introduced the legislation to address restrictive interpretations of instream-flow laws.  Restrictions on water flow have led to many people, especially those in... Read More...
Coffee Talks I will be traveling around the district holding informal conversations to learn about what issues matter most to you. We are planning to hold Coffee Talks December 2nd and 3rd. Please see below for more information.  Dec. 2, 2014 Oak Harbor Whidbey Coffee 31275 W Pioneer Way 2:00 PM –... Read More...
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