Battle against toxic algae blooms in Lake Ketchum gets $50,000 boost Sen. Barbara Bailey says a $50,000 state grant will be a huge help to the Snohomish County Public Works Department as it continues water-quality restoration efforts in Lake Ketchum. The money was recently awarded for an algae-control project. A community landmark and source of public recreation, the 25-acre Lake Ketchum... Read More...
Special Revenue Forecast Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the revenue forecast that came out on Tuesday. Overall it was very positive and gave proof that the economy truly is (slowly) recovering. Revenue is up $110 million for the fiscal year ending on June 30th. For... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last Tuesday, the first special session adjourned without agreement on a state operating budget and on Wednesday morning, the second special session began. Both the House Democrats and the governor are trying to create a false fear across the state about a possible state government shutdown... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is with great sadness that I share with you the death of Sen. Mike Carrell, R-28th District. He passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning after a brief but fervent battle with a preleukemic condition known as myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS. He served the... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are wrapping up week one of the 2013 “special session.” Budget negotiations continue to take place, but there is no real news to report as of yet. I thought I would take this time to answer a few frequently asked questions. What exactly is a... Read More...
Washington residents to benefit from bills signed by governor today Sen. Barbara Bailey proudly looked on today as the governor signed four more of her bills. The measures’ policy areas range from military and veteran affairs and higher education to transportation and health care. A longtime advocate for veterans and military personnel, Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, had two military-focused bills reach... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today is the final day of this year’s 105-day “regular” session. While the Senate has finished its work, budget negotiations are still incomplete and despite the fact that we worked all weekend, a special session is inevitable at this point. It is disappointing that the Governor... Read More...
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