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Baumgartner delivers tax relief for small manufacturers After a dedicated push by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, small manufacturers in Washington will finally be getting a break. A reduction of the tax rate for all manufacturers to the special rate applied to Boeing passed Friday as a part of the final state budget. “This is a win for... Read More...
Spokane lawmakers secure $15 million for regional medical education The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program will receive a total of $15 million in state funding following the passage of the state’s operating budget that is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee late tonight.... Read More...
Grant Brantstetter serves as page for Sen. Baumgartner Grant Brantstetter, a 9th grader from Northwest Christian School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Grant was one of 36 students who served as Senate pages for the 15th week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by 6th... Read More...
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...
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