Skagit Valley College trustees receive full Senate confirmation Today, the Senate voted unanimously to confirm the gubernatorial appointments of Lindsay Fiker and Christon Skinner to Skagit Valley College’s board of trustees. Fiker was appointed by Gov. Gregoire on March 30, 2011 and Skinner received his appointment on Oct. 22, 2012; their terms end on Sept. 30, 2015 and... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for joining me for another weekly update! Friday marked the first major milestone of the 2013 session – our first cutoff date. This means that hundreds of bills that were not approved by their assigned committees will not move forward in the legislative consideration process.... Read More...
Bailey is proud of bipartisan cooperation in Senate higher-ed committee Sen. Barbara Bailey credits the bipartisan cooperation she’s encouraged as chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee for the Senate’s unanimous vote today on her legislation to support members of the military who are attending college. “I very much appreciate the commitment my colleagues on the committee, Democrat and Republican,... Read More...
Sen. Bailey on higher ed. and GET funding Washington State’s 10th District Senator, Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor and chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, talks about her first session in the Washington State Senate, the issues facing higher education in Washington State today and the future of the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program. Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Most of the action during the Senate’s fifth week of work was still happening at the committee level, where bills continue to receive public hearings and “executive action.” Executive action refers to a committee’s decision whether to recommend passage of a measure or not. The committees... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature has just passed the halfway mark of the time allotted for its policy committees to complete their first round of work. In the Senate, that means our 13 policy committees have two weeks left to act on Senate bills (the two fiscal committees always... Read More...
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