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.
The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of people in Washington. Currently, 2,970,000 people on Washington –including 372,000 children - with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry about being denied health coverage or charged higher premiums; and 1,620,000 people have already benefitted from receiving at least one preventive care service without cost.
Washington State Democrats Chair Dwight Pelz released the following statement on President Obama’s commitment to fighting for an extension of tax cuts for the middle class, in addition to working toward a balanced approach to reducing our nation’s deficit:
Washington State Democrats Chair Dwight Pelz released the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement of his support for marriage equality. Additional statements from local Democrats are included below: "Today is an historic day, with President Obama standing for equality by endorsing Referendum 74," Pelz said. "And November 6 will be another historic
From today until the Primary Election on August 7, the Washington State Democrats will release 21 reasons that Washington cannot afford Rob McKenna. Today: the Republican budget coup.