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...
A bold plan to cut tuition, boost middle class families This post originally appeared in the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. In the Senate this year we are looking to undo an historic three-decade mistake on the part of the state Legislature – its decision to allow college and university tuition to skyrocket. We are... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – April 2, 2015 April 2, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors It is budget week here in the state Legislature. The House of Representatives unveiled their budget plan on Friday and the Senate released our budget proposal today. There are stark contrasts between the budgets that speak to our priorities. We will begin voting on... Read More...
My Bills Here is a list of bill I have sponsored that are still making their way through the process. You can click on the bill numbers to view more information on each piece of legislation.   SB 5020 Continuity of operations SSB 5028 Assisted living facilities ESSB 5133 Higher education costs... Read More...
Bailey champions ‘no new taxes’ budget as win for working families The Senate Majority Coalition’s no new taxes budget proposal is a win for Washington State. The budget makes education the top priority and delivers tax relief and college affordability to families across Washington without raising taxes. Senate budget leaders released their 2015-17 state operating budget proposal today committed to capture... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 25, 2015 March 25, 2015 Greetings Friends& Neighbors Thank you to everyone that participated in our recent town hall events. I appreciate all of the honest feedback and questions regarding the issues facing our state. I hope that you found our time together as valuable as I did. I am working hard... Read More...
Bailey waterway protection bill clears Senate Certain consumer soaps may be introducing harmful pollutants into our state’s waterways. Senate Bill 5609, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey cleared the Senate today. The measure would prohibit the manufacture or sale of products containing microbeads in Washington State. Plastic microbeads found in many soap products don’t dissolve or break... Read More...
Pearson, Bailey pass water relief measure out of Senate Today, the Senate moved to approve a measure introduced by Sens. Kirk Pearson and Barbara Bailey to help save landowners whose water access has been lost as a result of Department of Ecology rule changes. Pearson partnered with Bailey to pass the measure allowing permit-exempt well access for many landowners... Read More...
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