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10th District town hall meetings set for March 14 Tenth District legislators Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, are holding two town hall meetings, in Coupeville and Mt. Vernon, on Saturday, March 14. The lawmakers will answer questions from attendees and offer updates on the current legislative session. Each town hall... Read More...
Senate says ‘no’ to drive-through, vending-machine marijuana With Sen. Barbara Bailey’s help, the state Senate has just said “no” to the sale of marijuana from vending machines and drive-thru operations. Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 5903, which was unanimously approved Monday “This is a common-sense bill that addresses a loophole in the state’s... Read More...
Bailey, Pearson water relief bills advance out of committee Today, a package of bills to ensure public water access introduced by Sen. Barbara Bailey and Sen. Kirk Pearson passed out of the Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. Recent restrictive interpretations of in-stream flow rules left people in the Skagit River Basin unable to utilize their properties. “I... Read More...
Synthetic marijuana a public health risk says Bailey In response to the profusion of dangerous synthetic-marijuana products being sold in smoke shops, convenience stores and online, Sen. Barbara Bailey has introduced Senate Bill 5434 which would place these products, often sold as ‘spice’ and ‘bath salts’ into schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Use of these... Read More...
Boosting waterway protection from pollutants In light of mounting evidence that certain consumer soaps may be wreaking havoc on our nation’s waterways, Sen. Barbara Bailey, has sponsored Senate Bill 5609 which would prohibit the manufacture or sale of products containing microbeads in Washington State. Recent media reports have focused on plastic microbeads found in many... Read More...
Washington Medal of Honor recipients recognized in Olympia Washington State honored three resident Medal of Honor recipients in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, and Capt. William D. Swenson had their names inscribed on the Medal of Honor monument on the Capitol Campus. Also Governor Inslee signed House... Read More...
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