Stories tagged: Mike Baumgartner
Wed., July 11, 2018
As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
Thu., June 7, 2018
An exiled Cambodian leader criticized state legislators for meeting with sanctioned government. State Sen. Mike Baumgartner says it’s better to talk than be isolated.
Sun., May 13, 2018
As filing week nears, some memories about the way it used to begin – and end
Wed., May 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Three legislators, Mike Leach met with Cambodian prime minister.
Sun., April 29, 2018
Senator says speech means Supreme Court justice should remove herself from upcoming case. She says he’s wrong.
Tue., March 6, 2018
Senate resolution attempts to mock Gov. Jay Inslee after his veto of Legislature’s effort to exempt itself from the Public Records Act
Mon., March 5, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
Senate resolution attempts to mock Gov. Jay Inslee after his veto of Legislature’s effort to exempt itself from the Public Records Act.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Senate gave final approval to a plan to name U.S. Highway 395 as a memorial to former Rep. Tom Foley.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner will run for Spokane County treasurer rather than seek a third term in Legislature.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Senate approves a plan to expand the Spokane County Commissioner Board to five members after new districts are drawn in 2021.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Washington would allow surrogate mothers to be paid more than just their expenses under changes to state law defining parental rights approved by the Senate.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Medical insurance plans in Washington that offer maternity coverage would also have to cover abortions and contraception under a bill that passed the Senate Wednesday.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner schedules town hall Thursday evening.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee, other politicians weigh in on NFL controversy.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
When the argument doesn’t fit the facts, some people make the facts fit the argument.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
The dog days of summer are being interrupted by more news than usual.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
The Legislature might try to require state oversight of the association that organizes high school sports.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Historic paid family and medical leave bill moved quickly through the Legislature with much emotion, much less fanfare.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Washington’s evolving liquor laws add mixers to liquor samples, tasting rooms for wineries and a legal recognition of mead.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Former state senator and state GOP chairman lands at the helm of the Selective Service System.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Washington could try to block a federal effort to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their permission.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
The Washington Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, saying it “fully supports the Gonzaga Bulldogs in their game on Saturday and will be cheering for a …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Senate fails to muster needed supermajority for a constitutional amendment blocking a state income tax.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Changes for high school sports could get more oversight, and more delays, under a proposal considered by a Senate committee.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Court fight over Trump’s immigration order is generating national attention for Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Three proposals from Sen. Mike Baumgartner to lower the minimum wage for some workers face a difficult path to becoming law.