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    Everett Herald: No excuses on the Dream Act

    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.

    Statement on unemployment benefits extension

    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 -

    White House report: The Affordable Care Act in Washington

    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.

    ACTION NEEDED re: state government shutdown

    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

    Facts on the Senate 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
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