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Sen. Baumgartner to host town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 22 Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, will join with other 6th District lawmakers to host a town hall meeting in Spokane this Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 West 1st Avenue, in Browne’s Addition. Baumgartner will discuss topics... Read More...
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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: Celebrating the careers of two great public servants Greetings! We’re just four days away from the end of the 30-day special session of the Legislature and budget negotiations are in full swing. I’m still confident an agreement can be reached before the deadline, but if it can’t we’ll likely begin an immediate second special session Wednesday morning. I... 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...
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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