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Month: July 2017

Month: July 2017

    Consequences of GOP inaction on capital budget

    With just a few days to go until the end of the third special session, Senate Republicans continue to refuse to allow a vote on the state’s bipartisan capital budget. The capital budget funds $1 billion for school construction, 115 new forensic beds at Western and Eastern State Hospitals, affordable housing projects, and other important infrastructure projects across the

    7-8 Week In Review

    Paid Family Leave! Democrats in the legislature have worked for years to get this funded, and Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the most progressive paid family leave law in the country this week, providing up to 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents (plus another two weeks for complicated pregnancies) and for those who need time for family and medical care.

    Negotiating with Preschoolers

    As a mom of three, I know what every parent knows – it’s virtually impossible to negotiate with preschoolers. As much as we may love them, and care about them, they don’t respond well to reason and they want what they want for themselves. Period.
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