Don’t punish people for getting sick!

Via MomsRising: We’re moms and dads.  We know firsthand how fast the flu travels through our workplaces, schools, and child care centers. We’ve been up at 3 am half-focused on caring for a sick child and half-focused on the related “what

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Health Care, Paid Sick Days

All we are saying is give Reese’s Pieces a chance: Candy tax worth protesting

Peter Callaghan nails it in a wry, tongue-in-cheek column about taxes on candy and bottle water: Some have said paying more for candy is the least we can do to keep public safety agencies intact, to assure that public schools

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Check, Health Care

No shame in taxes OK’d by Washington legislature

Cross-posted from the Everett Herald: Let’s talk about taxes. Talking with state legislators, you get the feeling that they want to apologize for the new taxes they voted for, as if that was the wrong thing to do. They should

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column

Family leave insurance can help prime the pump for economic recovery

Whether we’re in a recession or economic boom, almost all employees have family obligations. From planning the birth of a new baby, to taking care of an elderly parent,  to dealing with long term medical emergencies, time away from work

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Paid Family and Medical Leave

Washington Policy Review | 5.27.2010

Washington Policy Review is EOI’s bi-monthly newsletter, with news and commentary on public policy from Washington State and around the country. Click here to subscribe. John Burbank: Most of us can trace our roots back to immigration The discussion about

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The harsh reality of budget cuts — and why new revenue is vital to Washington’s economic recovery

This fall, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether Washington’s children will join the ranks of kids in other states who are paying the price for this recession: Hawaii has gone to a four-day school week; districts in Kansas

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Posted in Educational Opportunity, Higher Education, K-12 Education
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