Healthy People & Environment

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Everyone should be able to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and be able to see a doctor when they get sick. The health of Washington's people and the resiliency of our regional ecosystems are not only keys to a great future for our state, but they are also crucial to economic progress. When people have health insurance, when our public health systems are strong, and when our climate and natural resources are protected, our economy is stronger and more resilient. That is why everyone should have access to affordable health care and our state should make investments in programs that protect public health and the environment.

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The Impact of Budget Cuts on Public Health

October 21, 2009 - State and local budget cuts in Washington are deteriorating our public health infrastructure that prevents disease, promotes healthy communities, and responds to emergencies.
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Sign Up and Save the Date!

We will host two Budget Matters policy summits this year – one in Spokane on October 31 (register now) and one in Seattle on December 6 (registration coming soon)! 

Our Policy Priorities

Washington state should be a place where all our residents have strong communities, great schools, and the chance for a bright future. Our 2017-2019 Legislative Agenda outlines the priorities we are working to advance to build a better Washington.

Budget Beat!

Check out the Budget Beat webinars we hosted throughout the 2017 legislative session, including our most recent Budget Beat about federal budget proposals, featuring Louisa Warren of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on our YouTube channel

Testimonies in Olympia

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team was in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our testimonies on TVW:
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