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Robert Reich at Town Hall September 27th

Robert Reich at Town Hall September 27th

Posted by Ben Secord, 2014-08-21 17:13:17 | (0) Comments

Please join us and our partners of the Reclaiming Prosperity series on Saturday, September 27th for a special event with former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. 

Save the Date: December 12th for Budget Matters 2014

Save the Date: December 12th for Budget Matters 2014

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-08-06 18:15:00 | (0) Comments

We know in the heat of summer, it may be hard to think ahead to December. But all you have to do right now is save the date for our third annual policy conference, Budget Matters 2014. The event will be held on Friday, December 12th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Amicus Brief to State Supreme Court: New Revenue Needed to Meet McCleary Requirements

Amicus Brief to State Supreme Court: New Revenue Needed to Meet McCleary Requirements

Posted by Kim Justice, 2014-08-04 19:05:00 | (0) Comments

Today, Pacifica Law Group filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court on our behalf that makes it clear that legislators cannot responsibly address the requirements of the McCleary decision to fully fund education without raising new revenue.

More Evidence Suggests Tackling Child Poverty Best Thing to Do for Our Kids

More Evidence Suggests Tackling Child Poverty Best Thing to Do for Our Kids

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2014-07-31 16:40:00 | (0) Comments

Elena Hernandez - A recurring theme is emerging – high poverty rates and declining family economic security are hurting Washington state’s kids and our economy. A new report from Child Trends is the third report in one month highlighting the importance of tackling systemic child poverty (see our post on the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book and the 2014 Opportunity Scorecard).

Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Would Have Devastating Impact in Washington State

Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Would Have Devastating Impact in Washington State

Posted by Lori Pfingst, 2014-07-25 22:15:00 | (0) Comments

Elena Hernandez & Lori Pfingst -House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal doesn’t reflect reality and would have damaging effects for Washington state’s low income children and families.  On Tuesday, we highlighted data from the 2014 KIDS COUNT Databook demonstrating that kids in our state continue to see declines in economic well-being, making this new proposal all the more concerning.

HIGHLIGHTS

Legislative Testimony

Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice recently testified before Senate Ways and Means against a bill that would fund education at the expense of other budget investments. Watch it here. 

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Inside Olympia

Executive Director Remy Trupin appeared on TVW's "Inside Olympia" to discuss the budget, revenue options, and the impact of the McCleary decision going forward. The whole interview can be found here. 

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Budget Matters 2013

More than 300 people -- advocates, students, lawmakers, and policy experts joined us for our second annual policy conference. We heard from Heather McGhee, Jared Bernstein, and Governor Inslee.

Click here for video clips, photos, and PowerPoint presentations from the break-out sessions.

Our new video has highlights from the day. 

Heather McGhee


Save the date for this year's conference: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.