Economics Washington State Politics

House Paves Stronger Path to Economic Security than Senate

Part three in a series: “Special Legislative Session: The Big Picture.” At a time when children and families need job training, affordable housing and other economic supports the most, Washington state’s investment in economic security over the last few years has decreased dramatically. The recession took a huge toll on Washingtonians – today over 900,000 […]

Economics Washington State Politics

Senate Budget Weakens Communities & Quality of Life

Part two in a series, “Special Legislative Session: The Big Picture.” The House and Senate budget plans reflect two very different sets of values when it comes to promoting thriving communities. While the House maintains or increases Washington state’s investment in safe neighborhoods, access to a just legal system, and housing support, the Senate drastically […]

Economic Justice Economics Washington State Politics

Rebuild the Middle Class: Invest in Opportunity

Part one in a series “Special Legislative Session: The Big Picture.” — When legislators return to Olympia on May 13th for a special session to finalize the budget, they should focus on the big picture: strategic investments that build the middle class in Washington state and help people get back to work. Opportunities to do […]