Update from Olympia
April 11, 2017
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You may have read news-media criticisms of the Senate Education Equality Act, which is our plan to fully fund education in Washington.
Some in the press claim that we are putting less “new money” into education than we originally said and that less of it will be from local sources.
It’s important that you have the facts about what our plan does and does not do with your money, and how the House’s inadequate proposal compares:
If you have any questions about the Education Equality Act, go to www.FullyFundEducation.org. Click here to see how the Senate’s education proposal would affect students and taxpayers in our district.
Navy Day Celebration
Through my years in the state Legislature, I have been a tireless advocate for veterans and military issues in the state, including funding for county veterans’ assistance funds, and access to higher education for military members, veterans and their families.
This past Thursday, I sponsored Senate Resolution 8649 celebrating April 6 as Navy Appreciation Day. The resolution recognizes the many contributions of the United States Navy to Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
Our state and the Navy have a long and rich history. Service members and their families contribute so much to our communities and it is fitting that the Senate recognize their service to our state and country.
I joined Admiral Gary Mayes, Commander of Navy Region Northwest, for an award ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda recognizing distinguished “Sailors of the Year.”
It is always an honor to host our Navy in Olympia. As a Navy wife and mother of sons who are serving our country, I understand the challenges and joys that these sailors face and I am working to do all I can at the state level to support them.
A new way to communicate
Senate rules have recently changed, allowing me to have a legislative Facebook page. Please follow me (@SenatorBarbaraBailey) to receive updates on my work here in Olympia.
Staying in touch
It is an honor to serve as your state Senator. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with questions or concerns regarding your state government. Please note that my office location in Olympia has changed.
10th District Senator
407 Legislative Building
P.O. Box 40410, Olympia, WA 98504
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