Bailey helps service members save money on college Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1706 on Wednesday, the first day of the state Legislature’s 2015 special session. The new policy, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Barbara Bailey, will let Washington’s state-run colleges and universities waive various fees for qualifying military service members participating in the federal Department... Read More...
Senate resolution highlights Bailey work on veteran issues The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8680 recognizing local companies’ efforts to boost veteran employment. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor signed on to the resolution as part of her work to support veterans across the state.  Community partners and companies from around the state gathered for a reception and recognition of... Read More...
Update from Olympia – April 23, 2015 Update from Olympia Greetings Friends & Neighbors There are only three days left in the 2015 legislative session and House Democrats are calling it quits before we meet our statutory deadline on April 26. They have failed to bring their proposed tax increases to a vote for their budget proposal... Read More...
3 days left: Budget countdown continues Today is the 102nd day of the 105-day legislative session. There are only 5 days left for the House Democrats to bring their proposed tax increases to a vote for their budget proposal that won’t balance without $1.5 billion in new taxes. The Senate passed a complete, no-new taxes budget.... Read More...
Senate approves capital budget investing in schools, jobs and future The state Senate approved a bipartisan capital-budget proposal today for 2015-17 which builds over 2,100 classrooms, devotes $60 million to local-government infrastructure projects statewide and invests in state parks and trails. The plan would fund the acquisition, construction and maintenance of capital assets across Washington – such as schools and... Read More...
Senate capital budget invests in schools, recreation, job creation The state Senate released a bipartisan capital-budget proposal today for 2015-17 which builds over 2,100 classrooms, fully funds 80 parks and trails, and devotes $60 million to local-government infrastructure projects statewide. The $3.9 billion plan would fund the acquisition, construction and maintenance of capital assets across Washington – such as... Read More...
Bailey votes for ‘no-new-taxes’ budget After debate all night Thursday and working into early Friday morning, the Senate approved its budget proposal Monday afternoon that invests in education, cuts college tuition and protects essential services. “The people in my district have been very clear that the state should live within its means,” said Bailey after... Read More...
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