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In the Media: PBS NewsHour and the Stranger

In the Media: PBS NewsHour and the Stranger

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-04-23 18:30:00 | (0) Comments

As the minimum wage debate continues to rage here in Seattle, we are contributing to the discussion through media hits. 

Save the Date May 29th: Unpacking McCleary at Town Hall

Save the Date May 29th: Unpacking McCleary at Town Hall

Posted by Ben Secord, 2014-04-16 12:05:00 | (0) Comments

 Addressing Equity, Opportunity, and Funding in Washington State's Education System  
Thursday, May 29th at Town Hall Seattle, 7:30 p.m.

School funding and improving educational outcomes for all our kids are some of the most talked about – and contentious – issues in the state, and will be for years to come. 

Tax Day Infographic: Shared Investments

Tax Day Infographic: Shared Investments

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-04-15 13:30:00 | (0) Comments

Tax Day is an opportunity to reflect on our shared investments. Washington state taxes support values that benefit everyone.

Come Work With Us! Now Hiring a Development Manager

Come Work With Us! Now Hiring a Development Manager

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-04-11 16:30:00 | (0) Comments

We have a rare staff opening for a crucial position in our organization. We are seeking an energetic and highly-organized Development Manager to implement our development plan.  

Op-Ed: Raise the Minimum Wage to Keep Middle Class Strong

Op-Ed: Raise the Minimum Wage to Keep Middle Class Strong

Posted by Tara Lee, 2014-04-11 13:30:00 | (0) Comments

In case you missed it, our Research Director Lori Pfingst had an op-ed in the Seattle Times this week. "Raising the minimum wage isn’t a silver bullet. It wouldn’t solve the problem of income inequality alone, but it is a crucial component of a broad strategy to help workers and our economy. It’s also crucial that this time around we build a more inclusive middle class, where people of color and women have an equal shot at prosperity."

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. 

Remy TVW -March 14


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.