Sen. Bailey’s E-newsletter – March 15, 2016 Olympia Update March 15, 2016 Greetings from Olympia, The 2016 regular session ended this past Thursday without a final budget agreement, so the governor called an immediate 30-day special session. While it is unfortunate that our budget negotiators were not able to reach a deal in time, the actions of... Read More...
Bailey’s water storage-feasibility bill adopted by Legislature Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation to address water issues in the Skagit Valley was approved unanimously by the state House of Representatives and now moves to the Governor’s desk. Senate Bill 6589 directs state agencies in charge of water management to work with local partners to study the feasibility of water... Read More...
Bailey bill to support family caregivers clears Legislature The state Senate today endorsed minor changes made by the House of Representatives to Sen. Barbara Bailey’s effort to increase hospitals’ support of family caregivers. Senate Bill 6327, known as the CARE Act, seeks to help people who care for loved ones after they leave the hospital or other care... Read More...
Bailey’s water storage-feasibility bill approved by Senate The state Senate today approved legislation introduced by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, to address water issues in the Skagit Valley. Senate Bill 6589 would direct state agencies in charge of water management to study the feasibility of water storage to recharge the Skagit River basin so that users of... Read More...
Olympia Update – February 12, 2016  Olympia Update February 12, 2016 Greetings from Olympia! We have reached the halfway mark of the 2016 legislative session. The past week has been very eventful here in Olympia as bills we have heard in committee continue to move through the process and the Senate begins to vote on legislation... Read More...
Bailey “Degree in Three” work group legislation approved by Senate Late Thursday evening the state Senate approved Sen. Barbara Bailey’s legislation aimed at reducing the time Washington’s college students need to earn a degree. Senate Bill 6626 establishes a work group aimed at helping students earn their bachelor’s degree in three years. The measure was approved unanimously and now moves... Read More...
Committee approves Bailey’s water storage-feasibility bill The Skagit Valley is no stranger to long-term water-related issues, prompting Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor to introduce legislation aimed at finding a long-term solution to the region’s water challenges. Senate Bill 6589 would direct state agencies in charge of water management to study the feasibility of water storage to... Read More...
Bailey introduces “Degree in Three” work group legislation Leading the way on college access and affordability, Sen. Barbara Bailey, chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, is exploring creative ways to help Washington college students achieve their higher education goals faster. Senate Bill 6626, establishes a work group that includes representatives from state regional universities to develop best... Read More...
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