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...
Your Voice in Olympia Update from Olympia December 22, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are quiet in Olympia for the most part during this time of year. Legislators are back in their districts meeting with constituents and preparing for the upcoming 2018 legislative session. I want to thank everyone who has reached out... Read More...
Looking back at a record of accomplishments Update from Olympia November 21, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The 2018 legislative session will present challenges and opportunities as control of the state Senate has changed. After five years, our Republican-led coalition will be in the minority, but we have a record of bipartisan accomplishments of which to be... Read More...
Interim Update: Education, Capital Budget and More… Update from Olympia November 1, 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...
Skagit Valley Agricultural Tour In September, legislators, staff, and industry leaders toured the Skagit Valley to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the region’s agricultural producers. The Skagit Valley is a unique and vibrant part of our legislative district and integral to our state’s agricultural production. The Valley is diverse,... Read More...
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