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...
Baumgartner compares Inslee leadership to ‘empty paper bag’ Demands governor veto every bill until budget deal is reached OLYMPIA… State Sen. Michael Baumgartner said Tuesday the Legislature’s upcoming special session demonstrates a failure of leadership from the governor’s office. Washington lawmakers are scheduled to begin a special legislative session Wednesday after failing to pass a budget during a... Read More...
Tuition cut in Senate budget spells relief for middle-class families, Baumgartner says OLYMPIA… As the state Senate Monday passed its $38 billion spending plan, state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, called its proposed 25 percent tuition rollback an “absolutely stupendous” idea that will benefit middle-class families statewide. The Senate’s no-new-tax budget proposal cleared the Senate on a vote of 26-23, allowing negotiations to begin with... Read More...
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...
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