Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 7, 2017 Update from Olympia March 7, 2017 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Things are picking up here in Olympia. We have spent the past week working late into the evening casting votes on policies that have significant impacts on our communities. The Senate has already approved a funded education proposal that puts... Read More...
Hearing-aid coverage expansion approved under Bailey legislation Today the state Senate approved Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation, Senate Bill 5179, which would require coverage for hearing instruments under public-employee and Medicaid programs. The legislation, passed unanimously, now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. “This is a needed expansion of coverage to those struggling to pay for... Read More...
Bailey bill to crack down on crimes against vulnerable adults wins Senate vote The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey that would stiffen penalties for crimes committed against vulnerable adults. Senate Bill 5099, which has strong bipartisan sponsorship, passed unanimously. The legislation received strong support from constituents who presented petitions to Bailey in Olympia. “Crimes against vulnerable adults must... Read More...
Bailey’s Student Loan Transparency Act clears Senate The state Senate has adopted legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor to make student lending more transparent. Senate Bill 5022, known as the Student Loan Transparency Act, received unanimous support Tuesday evening and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. “There are serious long-term effects of... Read More...
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...
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