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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Related Research:

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.

How to Lower Costs of Climate Change Policies for Consumers

May 19, 2009 - The Budget and Policy Center is releasing a new policy brief today on a federal climate rebate proposal.
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Save the date!

Our Budget Matters 2018 policy conference will take place on November 13 at Seattle Center. john a. powell from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is the keynote. Stay tuned for more details. 

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.

Testimonies in Olympia

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Watch our 2018 legislative session testimonies on TVW: