Looking back at a record of accomplishments Update from Olympia November 21, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The 2018 legislative session will present challenges and opportunities as control of the state Senate has changed. After five years, our Republican-led coalition will be in the minority, but we have a record of bipartisan accomplishments of which to be... Read More...
Interim Update: Education, Capital Budget and More… Update from Olympia November 1, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others in our district who would like to receive my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of my e-newsletter... Read More...
Skagit Valley Agricultural Tour In September, legislators, staff, and industry leaders toured the Skagit Valley to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the region’s agricultural producers. The Skagit Valley is a unique and vibrant part of our legislative district and integral to our state’s agricultural production. The Valley is diverse,... Read More...
End of Session Update July 1, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature has reached an historic budget agreement that puts students first. For the first time in over 30 years over 50 percent of the state’s budget (which will be nearly $44 billion for 2017-19) will go toward meeting our state’s obligation to... Read More...
Bailey supports budget with historic education investments Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor today voted in support of the 2017-19 operating budget that was approved by 39-10 in the Senate and 70-23 in the House of Representatives. Bailey, who serves as the Majority Coalition Caucus Whip, offered the following statement. “Since the Majority Coalition Caucus began governing in... Read More...
AARP ranks Washington best for support of seniors, disabled adults Sen. Barbara Bailey, co-chair of a legislative committee on aging and disability, said she is pleased that a recent report by AARP names Washington as the best state when it comes to addressing the care of seniors and adults with disabilities. Standards for the ranking included Washington’s affordability and access... Read More...
Spin Control – What you may not be hearing about our education plan Special Session Update June 9, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors! During this second special session of the Legislature, budget negotiators are still working together to find common ground on funding the real priorities of state government, and prioritize investments in our state’s K-12 system. I have been busy visiting schools in... Read More...
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