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State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane.

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane.

I’m Michael Baumgartner, and it is with great pride that I serve Spokane’s 6th Legislative District. I think you’ll agree with me that Spokane and Eastern Washington is a special place. We in the state Legislature need to find ways to make it grow and thrive.

On this website you’ll learn about some of the things I’ve been working on in the state Senate. Things that are vital to our interests in Spokane, like the Washington State University branch campus, the WSU medical school, the North-South freeway, and legislation that will unleash the forces of job creation statewide.

I firmly believe we need to make state government smarter and more efficient. We must ensure it provides Eastern Washington its fair share of resources. We must resist proposals that would make it more difficult for businesses to succeed, or make it harder for our families to make ends meet. And perhaps most of all, we need to bring our way of thinking to the rest of the state. In Eastern Washington we are optimistic and hard-working and we believe in our own abilities. We know we can do better.

141223 I-90SunsetHillSpokane 1600 widthMy career in international business and the State Department has taken me all over the world, but there is no place I would rather call home than Spokane and the Inland Northwest. I hope you will join with me as we build a better Washington.

Mike

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Baumgartner delivers tax relief for small manufacturers Baumgartner delivers tax relief for small manufacturers
After a dedicated push by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, small manufacturers in Washington will finally be getting a break. A reduction of the tax rate for all manufacturers to the special rate applied to Boeing passed Friday as a part of the final state budget. “This is a win for...
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Spokane lawmakers secure $15 million for regional medical education Spokane lawmakers secure $15 million for regional medical education
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program will receive a total of $15 million in state funding following the passage of the state’s operating budget that is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee late tonight....
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Grant Brantstetter serves as page for Sen. Baumgartner
Grant Brantstetter serves as page for Sen. Baumgartner
Grant Brantstetter, a 9th grader from Northwest Christian School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Grant was one of 36 students who served as Senate pages for the 15th week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by 6th...
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ADVISORY: Senate to honor ‘Year of the Receiver’ in Olympia ADVISORY: Senate to honor ‘Year of the Receiver’ in Olympia
On Thursday, the Senate will honor the record-breaking and nationally-recognized achievements of 2016’s class of NCAA Division I wide receivers from the state of Washington. An official resolution will be presented by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, to congratulate these players and mark the 2016 college football season as the “Year...
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Baumgartner leads Senate in backing Gonzaga basketball ahead of Final Four matchup Baumgartner leads Senate in backing Gonzaga basketball ahead of Final Four matchup
The Gonzaga men’s basketball team will enter Saturday’s Final Four matchup with the full backing of the Washington State Senate. A resolution sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, passed today in the Senate to honor the Zags for their “winning culture” and make it clear that Washington’s senators are rooting...
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Baumgartner: EWU finally gets new science building Baumgartner: EWU finally gets new science building
Today, the Senate unanimously passed its capital budget plan which includes $60 million for a major development at Eastern Washington University: a long-awaited new science building. Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, heralded the project as a huge accomplishment for the university. “The need for increased science education is clear. This budget...
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