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...
Baumgartner invites parents, students to town hall Tomorrow, Sen. Michael Baumgartner invites parents as well as junior high, high school and college students to come learn about opportunities in government and share their ideas for education. “One of my top priorities as state senator is providing all students with an educational opportunity,” said Baumgartner, chair of the... Read More...
Baumgartner reappointed chair of Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee Today, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, was reappointed as chair of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee. He will continue his leadership on one of the Legislature’s most prominent committees addressing economic growth in Washington. The committee oversees business, jobs and labor legislation as well as alcohol, tobacco, gambling, marijuana... Read More...
Baumgartner, Ericksen to seek reinstatement of two-thirds-for-taxes rule in Senate —  Will require two-thirds approval of Senate to advance tax bills to final passage —  Different mechanism but same effect as popular taxpayer protection measure   — Will challenge any adverse ruling from lieutenant governor OLYMPIA – Sens. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, and Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will seek reinstatement of a two-thirds-for-taxes... Read More...
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