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...
Senate backs Bailey legislation to aid students’ financial literacy Sen. Barbara Bailey’s continued efforts to increase transparency for college students led to the passage of Senate Bill 5100 by the Senate today. Bailey’s legislation would direct colleges and universities to make financial-literacy seminars available to students, and ensure that each student has an opportunity to participate as early in... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 7, 2017 Update from Olympia March 7, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are picking up here in Olympia. We have spent the past week working late into the evening casting votes on policies that have significant impacts on our communities. The Senate has already approved a funded education proposal that puts... Read More...
Hearing-aid coverage expansion approved under Bailey legislation Today 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 legislation, passed unanimously, now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. “This is a needed expansion of coverage to those struggling to pay for... Read More...
Bailey bill to crack down on crimes against vulnerable adults wins Senate vote The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey that would stiffen penalties for crimes committed against vulnerable adults. Senate Bill 5099, which has strong bipartisan sponsorship, passed unanimously. The legislation received strong support from constituents who presented petitions to Bailey in Olympia. “Crimes against vulnerable adults must... Read More...
Bailey’s Student Loan Transparency Act clears Senate The state Senate has adopted legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor to make student lending more transparent. Senate Bill 5022, known as the Student Loan Transparency Act, received unanimous support Tuesday evening and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. “There are serious long-term effects of... Read More...
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