Bailey plan to give state employees new pension option clears Senate The Senate approved a measure Thursday that would give state employees a new option when choosing a state-funded retirement plan. Sen. Barbara Bailey, sponsor of the measure, said today’s workers expect choices and flexibility when making decisions about their future, not to mention that the nature of modern economies causes... Read More...
License-plate renewal requirement kicked to the curb in Senate Today the Senate unanimously approved a measure that would end the requirement to replace license plates every seven years. Sen. Barbara Bailey said the law is unnecessary and burdensome, and predicts 10th District residents will be happy about this potential change. “This law was upheld and encouraged in the past,... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors,  Today is day-96 of the 105-day “regular” session. Wednesday was the final day for the two houses of the Legislature to consider bills approved by the opposite house. Below is a chart, which shows that only about 17% of bills made it through the “funnel” known... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week the Senate capital budget proposal was released and the House released their 2013-15 operating budget proposal. I’ll go into a bit more detail below. On Tuesday, we hit the cutoff date for “opposite house” fiscal committees, so we are now back on the floor... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, This has been “budget week” here in the Senate. As a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, it has meant many long hours and late nights. On Wednesday, we introduced two bipartisan budget proposals that lay out a responsible and sustainable plan for the... Read More...
Bailey calls Senate budget proposal responsible and sustainable Sen. Barbara Bailey said she is encouraged by the two-year, $33.3 billion operating-budget proposal which was released by the Senate yesterday and will soon come before the full Senate for a vote. The bipartisan Senate spending plan would manage to spend more on basic and higher education and keep the... Read More...
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