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Sen. Baumgartner targets cargo crunch at ports OLYMPIA…  A memorial introduced Wednesday by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, seeks federal assistance in resolving a long-running labor dispute that appears to have slowed traffic at Pacific-coast ports and snarled international trade for Washington importers and exporters. Senate Joint Memorial 8009 asks the feds to help longshoremen and shippers... Read More...
Good news about employment not shared statewide, Baumgartner says Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, issued the following statement following the announcement Jan. 22 by the state Employment Security Department that Washington employment has exceeded its pre-recession peak by nearly 100,000 jobs. “It’s great to hear that we have finally caught up to... Read More...
EWU expands Spokane presence at Riverpoint – Baumgartner’s leadership on transfer instrumental in Senate OLYMPIA… After several months of negotiations and final action by the state Legislature, Eastern Washington University takes control today of the Phase I Building at the Washington State University Riverpoint campus. Today’s event marks months of discussion led by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, who released the following statement: “This agreement... Read More...
Baumgartner will not take increase in daily allowance Today Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, formally refused to accept a $30 increase in the daily stipend provided to senators during the 2013-14 legislative session. The request follows today’s announcement that the Senate Facilities and Operations Committee plans to increase the “per diem” rate by 33percent, from $90 to $120 a... Read More...
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