Budget

Baumgartner applauds bipartisan efforts on supplemental budget Sen. Michael Baumgartner applauded the efforts of his fellow senators on both sides of the aisle after passage of a supplemental operating budget yesterday. Baumgartner, who represents the 6th Legislative District, acknowledges it is not always easy for lawmakers to reach agreement on pressing issues, but says he believes it... Read More...
Baumgartner pleased with higher-education funding in Senate budget proposal Sen. Michael Baumgartner is cheering the fact that the supplemental budget proposed by the state Senate today continues a moratorium on tuition increases at state colleges and universities. The 6th District senator, who serves as vice chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, says today’s announcement reaffirms to students... Read More...
Baumgartner praises budget agreement for no college tuition increase Budget leaders in Olympia announced an agreement today that will end the second special legislative session and allow state government to remain operational. While details are still being released, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, says he’s pleased that the final product includes a substantial increase in higher education funding and a... Read More...
Session Update: The end is near! The state budget should have been passed months ago, but I’m optimistic that it will be passed by the end of this week. It won’t by any means be a great budget, but hopefully it will be done. Here’s a quick update. Thanks to the recent economic forecast which left the... Read More...
Sine Die
Session update: Flag Day community potluck canceled, budget talks continue Greetings… I’m very disappointed in the failure of the Legislature and the governor to agree on a budget. Both sides continue to meet daily, but the overall direction of things is not positive. The policies being discussed and adopted could dramatically and irresponsibly grow the size of government without the correct priorities. It is imperative... Read More...
Second special session forces Baumgartner to cancel potluck The Washington State Legislature concluded its first special session yesterday without reaching agreement on a state budget or a number of government reforms. Because a second special session begins today and may last until the end of June, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has been forced to cancel his annual Flag... Read More...
Session Update: Do you want a job in politics? Greetings! The big news in state government was last week’s bridge collapse in Skagit County. Some in Olympia have been utilizing the incident to call for a new gas tax. In fact, the collapse had nothing to do with a lack of funding. It resulted from the Department of Transportation... Read More...
Mark your calendar for our 4th Annual Flag Day Community Potluck! Greetings! We’re now in the second week of the 30-day special session of the Washington State Legislature, but unfortunately there’s not much to report. Budget negotiations are ongoing, and all sides are actively trying to reach an agreeable arrangement so the session can adjourn on time. Another item in the news... Read More...
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