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Catch Rep. Chris Reykdal on the next Budget Beat

Posted by bens at Feb 15, 2013 06:45 PM |

Join us for the next Budget Beat call - Friday, February 22nd at noon. On the call, we'll highlight the Working Families Tax Rebate, which would provide a significant tax cut to more than 400,000 Washington families if funded. We will be joined by Representative Chris Reykdal to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to fund the Working Families Tax Rebate by closing a tax break that only benefits some out-of-state residents.

Register here. Budget Beat

During the legislative session we will host calls twice a month, on Fridays at noon, to bring you important updates from Olympia, timely policy analysis, and useful resources to keep you informed and help you make an impact. 

On each call we:

  • Provide legislative updates and breaking news from Olympia
  • Highlight a relevant policy issue or legislative proposal
  • Encourage participants to share information, resources and upcoming events

Click here to register for the next Budget Beat call: Friday February 22nd, noon to 12:30pm.

Check out our Budget Beat page with archives of past calls and additional resources.

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Join us and Partners for Our Children for "Forum on Poverty: The Impact on Children and Families" on May 26, 12-4 pm, in Burien. Our policy analyst Elena Hernandez will be a speaker at this forum that will discuss how we can advance policies that prevent intergenerational poverty. THIS EVENT IS FULL, but you can email Partners for Our Children to get on the waitlist. 

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Testimonies in Olympia

We testified in support of a number of important bills during the 2016 legislative session. Take a look:

  • Policy Analyst Elena Hernandez's testimony (at the 23:23 minute mark) on the House Bill that would take a two-generation approach to preventing poverty 
  • Associate Director of Fiscal Policy Andy Nicholas's testimony (at the 1:54:09 mark) on the House bill focused on aerospace-related tax breaks
  • Research and Policy Director Lori Pfingst's House testimony (at the 9:25 mark) and Senate testimony (at the 1:44:54 mark) on the two-generation approach to poverty prevention bill 

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