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The following joint statement was issued today by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to those...

May 24, 2013

A group of bipartisan lawmakers representing Puget Sound’s ferry communities including 10th District Rep. Norma Smith, delivered a letter to State Auditor Troy Kelley on January 21 requesting an audit of...

Jan. 21, 2013

A group of bipartisan lawmakers representing Puget Sound's ferry communities, including 10th District Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey, delivered a letter to Gov. Gregoire on March 4 stating they are...

March 5, 2011

Gov. Christine Gregoire on Thursday proposed removing Washington State Ferries from the Department of Transportation and placing it under the oversight and administration of a new regional taxing authority. The ferry...

Jan. 7, 2011

Reps. Barbara Bailey and Norma Smith released statements on the state transportation budget earlier today.

April 10, 2009

I am very concerned with problems I’ve seen with Washington State Ferries since taking office in January 2008. Money was appropriated in 2003 to build four, 144-car ferries, but six years...

March 7, 2009

Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey are co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the Washington State Ferries (WSF) to get out of the ferry-building business and instead focus on operating and...

Feb. 9, 2009