Bailey legislation on hearing-loss prevention soon to be law Thursday the Senate unanimously concurred with changes made in the House to Senate Bill 5177, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, meaning the bill will become law without further action. It will require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients. “Many people will at some... Read More...
Our paramount duty, Navy Day and more!  Update from Olympia April 11, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others in our district who would like to receive my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of my e-newsletter... Read More...
Bailey leads Senate’s Navy Appreciation Day celebrations Sen. Barbara Bailey, a tireless advocate for veterans and military issues in the state, today sponsored Senate Resolution 8649 celebrating April 6 as Navy Appreciation Day. The resolution recognizes the many contributions of the United States Navy to Washington and the Pacific Northwest. “Our state and the Navy have a... Read More...
Town hall follow up, Billions in new taxes! Update from Olympia March 30, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others who live in our district who may not be receiving my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of... Read More...
Unprecedented investment for schools in Senate capital budget The Senate released a bipartisan capital-budget plan Tuesday that would dedicate a record $1.1 billion toward school construction. Senate Bill 5086 appropriates $2.53 billion in bonds and $1.46 billion in cash for the 2017-19 biennium and the 2017 supplemental budget. The funding proposal would leave $41 million of bond capacity... Read More...
How the Education Equality Act would effect our district Late last week the Senate Majority passed our two-year budget proposal that included a significant reform to how our state funds basic education. Part of the McCleary court case centered on stable and equitable funding for our state’s schools. The budget included the Education Equality Act, that was approved in... Read More...
Local levy fix, Town halls and more! Update from Olympia March 22, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others who live in our district who may not be receiving my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of... Read More...
10th District town hall meetings set for March 25 Tenth District legislators Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, will hold town hall meetings in Coupeville and Mount Vernon on Saturday, March 25. The trio will take questions from constituents relating to state legislative issues and offer insights on the 2017 legislative... Read More...
Senate approves Education Equality Act levy-cliff fix Late Wednesday evening, the Senate approved Senate Bill 5023, to address the so-called ‘levy cliff”, as part of a comprehensive solution to Washington’s education system. The Senate majority whip, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, made the following statement following the near-unanimous vote. “I am pleased that we have been able... Read More...
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