Education

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...
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...
777
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...
Baumgartner to hold town hall meeting at EWU Thursday This Thursday, May 10, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, will host a town hall meeting to discuss the recently completed legislative sessions and hear back from residents of the 6th District on their ideas for making Spokane and the state of Washington even better. Issues concerning higher education will be a... Read More...
Smarter Government Report — March 27, 2012 Greetings Spokane, One of my main goals here in the Senate is to reform state government – to make it more effective, more efficient, less costly and more service-oriented. Taxpayers work hard for every dollar they have, and they deserve to have those tax dollars used in the most efficient... Read More...
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