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Baumgartner bill would reduce minimum wage to create summer jobs for teens To combat Washington’s high teen unemployment rate and generate more opportunities for teen employment, Sen. Michael Baumgartner has proposed Senate Bill 6471. Baumgartner’s “Teen Summer Jobs Act” will provide employers the latitude to pay seasonal teen workers the federal minimum wage of $7.25 from June to the end of August.... Read More...
Sen. Michael Baumgartner responds to EWU bomb threat After discovering a written bomb threat on the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, the student who found the note turned it over to authorities immediately, according to campus officials. The threat prompted the evacuation of the communications building and the adjacent art complex. Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, whose... Read More...
Sen. Baumgartner on MCC education reform bills Washington State’s 6th District Senator, Michael Baumgartner, talks about the landmark education reform bills sponsored by the Majority Coalition Caucus that passed the Washington State Senate during “education day” Wednesday. Read More...
Smarter Government Report — February 10, 2012 Greetings Spokane, We are now well into the second half of this year’s regular legislative session.  I wish I had more progress to report, and could say we are nearing the final passage of a balanced, sustainable and priority-based budget. However, the pace of progress here in Olympia is determined... Read More...
Baumgartner and Senate to honor Lady Tigers and Bullpups On Wednesday the Senate will adopt a resolution sponsored by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, recognizing the Lewis and Clark High School Lady Tigers and the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups basketball teams for their championship seasons. “Pittsburgh may be the ‘City of Champions’ and Green Bay ‘Title Town, USA,’ but it just... Read More...