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...
Senior citizens invited to Baumgartner town hall On Wednesday Sept. 28, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, is inviting local senior citizens to share their ideas and concerns in a town hall meeting. Baumgartner is the state senator for the 6th Legislative District and serves as the chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. The town hall will... Read More...
Baumgartner sets May 12 meeting to talk ‘zoning’ of marijuana stores Citing increased community concerns about where recreational marijuana is being retailed, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has scheduled a Senate Commerce and Labor Committee work session on the subject. The meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12 in the Spokane City Council Chamber. The Senate Commerce... Read More...
Supplemental budget takes action on Spokane property crime Today, the Legislature passed a supplemental budget update that takes action on property crime in Spokane. The bipartisan budget agreement includes $300,000 to target the property crime crisis in the Spokane area. “It’s time to get serious about property crime,” said Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane. “This budget update acts quickly... Read More...
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