Bailey legislation on hearing-loss prevention unanimously clears Senate The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 5177 Thursday, which would require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients. The bill, part of Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation aimed at aging issues and hearing-loss intervention, earned accolades during public testimony and now goes to the House... Read More...
Read my latest e-newsletter Legislative Update February 21, 2017 Greetings from Olympia, It’s a very busy time here. This past Friday brought the Legislature’s first deadline – policy committee “cutoff.” In order for any policy bill to stay alive, the committee in the chamber where bills originated must approve those pieces of legislation for... Read More...
Bailey legislation continues drive for lower student debt Former chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor is still working to help students avoid or reduce college-related debt as the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Whip. The leader of the Senate majority’s successful 2015 drive to create the tuition-cutting College Affordability Program has already won... Read More...
A Bold Vision for Our Childrens’ Future Legislative Update February 3, 2017 Greetings from Olympia! We are entering the fifth week of the legislative session and it has been eventful. Our Senate majority’s efforts are focused on delivering results for the students of our state. Late last week we unveiled our plan to fully fund basic education;... Read More...
Vulnerable adult protections expand under Bailey legislation Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, introduced legislation, Senate Bill 5099, to increase protections for vulnerable adults. Increases  penalties; Reduce barriers to prosecution and; Expands the scope of protection for vulnerable persons The bill comes in response to increased incidences of financial exploitation and physical abuse among aging state residents. The... Read More...
Sen. Bailey Makes Bipartisan List of “Capitol Caregivers” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers Washington – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Washington State, AARP has named Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Barbara Bailey (R-10) and Representative Steve Tharinger (D-24) as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of elected officials representing more than... Read More...
Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – Jan. 12, 2017 Legislative Update January 12, 2016 Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. I am grateful to be back in Olympia to serve you and continue to fight for common sense policies that move our state forward.... Read More...
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