Join me for a Telephone Town Hall! This coming Wednesday, I will be hosting a joint telephone town hall with Sen. Keith Wagoner from the 39th Legislative District since we share large parts of Skagit and Snohomish counties. Read More...
More taxes on the horizon March 13, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, Now that we’ve passed cutoff dates, which are the deadlines for bills to be voted out of committee, we are wrapping up a week and a half voting on measures that originated in the Senate and are still “alive.” Thousands of bills are introduced... Read More...
Senate adopts Bailey bill improving safety in adult family homes The state Senate approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor that would improve safety for disabled residents of adult family homes. Senate Bill 5403, which passed unanimously, would require that nonambulatory residents of adult family homes be placed in settings that allow for evacuation without barriers such as... Read More...
Strong bipartisan support for Bailey car insurance legislation State Senator Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has introduced legislation with strong bipartisan support that would help ensure compliance with the state’s car insurance laws. Senate Bill 5924 would require proof of auto insurance coverage to be shown at the time of vehicle registration or renewal. State law currently requires motorists to... Read More...
Podcast: Raising Tobacco Age to 21 and Welcome to Washington Baby Act Teenagers should not be able to buy cigarettes or other tobacco and vaping products anywhere in the nation. That’s the message from Senator Barbara Bailey of Oak Harbor. Before that… Congratulations! You just had a baby. What’s that knock on the door? It’s a state inspector to make sure your... Read More...
Property Tax Relief Jan. 29, 2019 Greetings from Olympia, Rising property values have made it increasingly difficult for homeowners with limited incomes to stay in their homes. With record revenues coming to the state for the past several budget cycles, I’ve worked hard to provide property tax relief. While those efforts were unsuccessful... Read More...
Interim Update: Special Guests and Committees October 23, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Although the Legislature is not in session, I’m keeping busy with various committees that meet during the interim to address the management of our state-run pensions, and policies around aging and disability. During this month’s meeting of the Pension Policy Committee, we held... Read More...
Bailey joins little people to send big message from Olympia A conversation at the local gym between 10th District resident Laura Titherington, who serves as the vice president of the Little People of America Puget Sound Chapter, and state Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, has grown into a proclamation designating October as Dwarfism Awareness and Acceptance Month in the state... Read More...
Interim Update: A New Ferry for our District July 23, 2018 Greetings Friends, I want to provide some insights on recent news from our nation’s Supreme Court. The court has issued several rulings that have impacts on people in our state, most notably the changes to how public-sector unions operate in what is known as the Janus decision.... Read More...
Governor signs duo of Bailey health-care bills into law In a signing ceremony at the state Capitol, Gov. Jay Inslee has signed two of Sen. Barbara Bailey’s bills from the 2018 legislative session. Senate Bill 5179 requires coverage for hearing instruments under public-employee and Medicaid programs. Under the new law, health plans offered to Medicaid enrollees and state employees... Read More...