Bailey bill increases stability and expediency for adult family homes Late Tuesday evening, the state Senate unanimously approved Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation to allow for expedited processing of applications for adult family homes under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 6113 is aimed at creating stability for residents. The bill directs the Department of Social and Health Services, who regulate and licenses... Read More...
Senate votes to continue Bailey work on concerns related to aging The state Senate approved Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation, Senate Bill 5180, which would formally establish a Legislative Advisory Committee on Aging. A similar panel existed from 2013 through mid-2017; Bailey’s bill would launch the committee in mid-2019 for another two years. The bill was approved unanimously Monday night. “Many people... Read More...
Update from Olympia February 8, 2018 Share my E-newsletter Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. Feel free to share this with others that live in our district. You can forward this e-mail to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions... Read More...
Medicaid coverage for hearing devices restored under Bailey bill The state Senate approved Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation, Senate Bill 5179, which would require coverage for hearing instruments under public-employee and Medicaid programs. The Senate had previously approved the legislation unanimously during the 2017 legislative session, but it was never brought up by the House. “This is a needed expansion... Read More...
‘What will this do for Skagit?’ Bailey asks Hirst fix and capital budget approved The Legislature approved the long-awaited ‘Hirst-fix’ bill and state capital budget late Thursday evening. Sen. Barbara Bailey voted in opposition to the Hirst-fix legislation, Senate Bill 6091 and for the state’s construction budget, unlocking resources for community building projects. “The Hirst bill did not... Read More...
Kate Hansen serves as page for Sen. Barbara Bailey Kate Hansen, sophomore at Hill Creek Christian High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Kate was one of 11 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2018 legislative session. She was sponsored by... Read More...
Fighting for Skagit The Legislature approved the long-awaited ‘Hirst-fix’ bill and state capital budget late Thursday evening. Sen. Barbara Bailey voted in opposition to the Hirst-fix legislation, Senate Bill 6091 and for the state’s construction budget, unlocking resources for community building projects. Unfortunately, the Hirst bill did not do anything for Skagit. I... Read More...
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