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I-1366 Lawsuit Headed to Washington State Supreme Court

I-1366 Lawsuit Headed to Washington State Supreme Court

Posted by Andy Nicholas, 2015-08-14 23:20:00 | (0) Comments

Tim Eyman’s I-1366 is an attempt to blackmail Washington state into undercutting democracy. And a King County Superior Court judge has determined that I-1366 likely violates the state constitution, but stopped short of removing it from the November ballot. 

Economic Justice Advocate Will Direct Washington State Budget & Policy Center

Economic Justice Advocate Will Direct Washington State Budget & Policy Center

Posted by Melinda Young-Flynn, 2015-08-13 20:05:00 | (0) Comments
Contact: Melinda Young-Flynn, communications manager, 206.262.0973, ext. 223, melinday@budgetandpolicy.org
 

August 13, 2015 -- The Washington State Budget & Policy Center will welcome influential policy expert and coalition-builder Misha Werschkul as its executive director, the organization’s board announced today.

Deadline Approaching for Best Chance to Feed Hungry Kids in Our State

Deadline Approaching for Best Chance to Feed Hungry Kids in Our State

Posted by Elena Hernandez, 2015-08-12 19:10:00 | (0) Comments
By Elena Hernandez, Policy Analyst, and Linda Stone, Food Policy Director with Children's Alliance
 

For school districts in high-poverty neighborhoods across Washington, there is a promising solution to address hunger and help reduce the opportunity gap in education: sign up for the “community eligibility” program. This program allows districts to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students, paid for by the federal government. School districts have until August 31st to enroll in the program.

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid

Posted by Kim Justice, 2015-07-30 19:05:00 | (0) Comments

Since 1965, Medicaid has played an essential role in the health and well-being of families and individuals with low incomes, including children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities. 

Efforts Underway to Block Eyman Blackmail Initiative

Efforts Underway to Block Eyman Blackmail Initiative

Posted by Melinda Young-Flynn, 2015-07-30 13:25:00 | (0) Comments
Read the press release about the I-1366 lawsuit. 
 

A group of Washington state residents are suing to block Tim Eyman’s unconstitutional Initiative 1366 from the November ballot. I-1366 is Eyman’s attempt to undercut democracy and blackmail the people’s representatives into writing his disastrous “supermajority” law into the state constitution. The plaintiffs in the King County lawsuit include an elections official, a county auditor, lawmakers, and advocates for education and social services.

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