Governor Jay Inslee announced a proposal to boost school spending by $200 million to keep the state on track for meeting its court-mandated basic education obligations.
On January 28th, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, outlining the Democratic vision of opportunity, action, and optimism for the United States.
With the Seattle Seahawks set to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Washington House Delegation extended a friendly wager with the Colorado House Delegation. With Seattle’s victory, the Colorado House delegation will provide an array of regional treats to Washington members.
On the the first day of the 2014 legislative session, Democrats and Republicans in the Washington State House came together to pass the Dream Act, which would extend educational opportunity to children of undocumented immigrants. Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom has said that the bill will not advance in the State Senate. The Everett Herald wrote this editorial in response.
On December 7th, the U.S. Senate took one more step in the process to restore unemployment benefits for millions of Americans across the country. Republicans refusal to act prevented Congress from renewing unemployment benefits on December 28th 2013, leaving 1.3 million Americans without this aid. In Washington 24,414 Washingtonians lost their assistance on December 28th -
On December 19th, the White House released the following report on how the Affordable Care Act has helped the citizens of our state. House Repubicans – including Rep. Dave Reichert, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Rep. Doc Hastings – want to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take these benefits away from Washingtonians.
We’re one week from a state government shutdown. If Senator Andy Hill and the State Senate GOP don’t come to the table and work with Democrats to strike a deal on our budget, then 25,000 workers — about half of the state’s workers — will be sent pink slips. Important services like state parks and supervision of former inmates will be shuttered. Contact lead Republican budget
The Facts You Need On The Senate Republican Budget The Senate Republicans are underfunding nearly every major priority in our state budget. Gov. Inslee proposed $1.5 billion more than the Republicans did for K-12 education, the state’s paramount duty. And Inslee proposed investing $220 million in mental health care and fixing Western State Hospital in the next two years, while