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...
The end of the 2018 legislative session March 9, 2018 Greetings from Olympia, The Legislature has finally adjourned for the year. That means I am looking forward to spending time back in district connecting with you to discuss the work we have done. I am concerned about the state’s future. For the past five years, the Senate... Read More...
Update on Town Halls March 7, 2018 Share my E-newsletter Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you have not already.. You can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking here. 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.... Read More...
Only 5 days left… March 3, 2018 Share my E-newsletter Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you have not already.. You can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking here. 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.... Read More...
Democrats vote down Bailey proposal to address student mental health On Wednesday night Senate Democrats voted down Sen. Barbara Bailey’s common-sense approach to addressing student mental health in Washington. Prior to the Senate’s passage of a House bill on the subject, Bailey proposed an amendment based on language from her legislation, Senate Bill 6618, that would require a credentialed mental-health... Read More...
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...
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