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Baumgartner responds to governor’s failure to act on right-to-work State Sen. Michael Baumgartner today responded to Gov. Jay Inslee’s refusal to act on his call to begin moving Washington toward becoming a right-to-work state – a move that many believe will make Washington more attractive to employers, including Boeing. According to media reports, the spokesperson for the governor told... 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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Baumgartner announces relevant plan to keep Boeing 777 in Washington Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, today announced a strategy that would help Washington retain and grow thousands of Boeing aerospace jobs by introducing legislation to make Washington a right-to-work state if worker’s compensation insurance rates continue to increase. Baumgartner, who serves on the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, said that the effort... Read More...
Sen. Baumgartner’s Spring 2012 Newsletter Summer will soon be upon us and that means we’ll all be preparing to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of our wonderful inland northwest. I wanted to take the time to give you a little insight into what I’ve been working on in the Legislature this year and provide an update... Read More...
Bill to help small businesses heads to governor’s desk The state House of Representatives today approved a measure that would require agencies to consider regulatory-cost mitigation recommendations from small businesses or small-business advocates and post required Small Business Economic Impact Statements on agency websites. Senate Bill 5500, sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, passed the House by a vote... Read More...
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