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...
In the News: Everett Herald On Sunday, the Everett Herald published an article about Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition Plan, otherwise known as the GET Program. To read the full article, click HERE. Here is a short excerpt and my thoughts on the program: Sen. Barbara Bailey, the newly minted chair of the Higher Education Committee, demonstrated... Read More...
E-News Legislative Update Dear Friends and Neighbors, Our Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) was prepared to vote on several good job-creation bills last Wednesday. As the majority, we had enough votes to pass bills that would improve the state workers’ compensation system. The reforms will help Washington employers stay in business and possibly grow,... Read More...
Bailey defends public’s right to challenge laws at ballot box Sen. Barbara Bailey’s effort to defend the public’s right to challenge laws is making progress in the state Senate. After many years dedicated to this issue, a legislative committee has recommended Bailey’s proposal be heard by the full Senate. “This is about restoring the integrity of the emergency clause –... Read More...
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