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ADVISORY: Senate to honor ‘Year of the Receiver’ in Olympia On Thursday, the Senate will honor the record-breaking and nationally-recognized achievements of 2016’s class of NCAA Division I wide receivers from the state of Washington. An official resolution will be presented by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, to congratulate these players and mark the 2016 college football season as the “Year... Read More...
Baumgartner: EWU finally gets new science building Today, the Senate unanimously passed its capital budget plan which includes $60 million for a major development at Eastern Washington University: a long-awaited new science building. Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, heralded the project as a huge accomplishment for the university. “The need for increased science education is clear. This budget... Read More...
Baumgartner town hall set for Saturday On Saturday, residents of the 6th Legislative District are welcomed to meet with their state senator at the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture (MAC). Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, will be available to answer questions about the legislative session and provide an update on measures before the Legislature. “I always... Read More...
Baumgartner announces committee work session on return of Sonics Tomorrow’s meeting of the Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee will dig into the process of bringing an NBA team back to Seattle. The committee chair, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, announced plans to study the Legislature’s role in securing an arena for the return of the Sonics in a committee work... Read More...
Baumgartner moves to block anti-Israel BDS movement on campuses Troubled by growing threats to use state university investments for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, is announcing a bill to block universities from engaging in divestment or boycotts targeted at the state of Israel. “I will not allow our state’s public universities to be... Read More...
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