Transportation package huge win for Eastern Washington, Baumgartner says OLYMPIA… A $16 billion transportation package approved by Washington lawmakers Monday night offers a huge win for Eastern Washington, delivering some $1 billion to Spokane County alone and finally finishing the North-South Freeway, said Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane. At the same time, it makes big reforms in the way the... Read More...
Support swells at Capitol for naming new WSU medical school for Elson Floyd OLYMPIA… The idea of naming the new Washington State University medical school in Spokane for its greatest champion, the late university president Elson Floyd, is receiving a groundswell of support at the Capitol, reports Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane. Baumgartner will introduce a bill this week naming the school for the... Read More...
Baumgartner blasts teachers’ union for refusing to appear at Tuesday hearing OLYMPIA… Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, delivered a blast at the Washington Education Association for refusing to appear at a Tuesday hearing on docking teacher pay during illegal strikes. “One again, the state teachers’ union displays its arrogance,” said Baumgartner, R-Spokane, chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. “It hopes... Read More...
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