Senate sends WSU med-school bill to governor’s desk OLYMPIA… With a resounding bipartisan vote Wednesday, the state Senate gave final approval to a bill paving the way for a new medical school in Spokane, to be operated by Washington State University. The Senate approved House Bill 1559 by a vote of 47-1. Gov. Jay Inslee has five days... Read More...
Senate passes WSU med-school bill with overwhelming bipartisan support OLYMPIA… The Washington state Senate Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure allowing Washington State University to teach medicine – the first step toward establishing a Washington State University medical school in Spokane. The 45-4 vote for Senate Bill 5487 is a huge win, not just for Spokane but for the entire... Read More...
Baumgartner bill launches school-voucher program, redefines basic education OLYMPIA… A bill sponsored by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, launches a school-voucher program in Washington and redefines basic education, injecting the most free-market of all education-reform concepts into the Legislature’s current debate about K-12 school financing. “We need to redefine basic education to include school choice,” Baumgartner said. “With... Read More...
Baumgartner introduces trans-Washington oil-pipeline bill OLYMPIA… State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced a bill Wednesday that resolves public concerns with oil-by-rail transportation, once and for all – with a pipeline that would link the oil refineries of Washington to the oil fields of the Midwest. “We need to move oil across our state and there... Read More...
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