Judge’s ruling on initiative boosts our democracy

Every student learns the American mantra from their teachers and parents: work hard, play by the rules, and you’ll have a chance to get ahead. This month’s crop of graduating high school seniors is powerful evidence that Washington’s students do

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column, Educational Opportunity, Higher Education

The beginning of the end for minority rule? I-1053 found unconstitutional

“No bill shall become a law unless on its final passage the vote be taken by yeas and nays, …and a majority of the members elected to each house be recorded thereon as voting in its favor.” That quote is

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LEV goes to court to overturn initiative

From the League of Education Voters: Today, the League of Education Voters – along with the Washington Education Association, lawmakers, parents and taxpayers – filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of Initiative 1053. The initiative

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Posted in Educational Opportunity

Will multi-billion dollar tax loopholes in Washington’s budget go to the ballot?

By Gary Burris, EOI Senior Policy Associate State legislators are floating new proposals to end billions of dollars in tax loopholes now on the books, in an effort to curb $5 billion in projected cuts to education, health care and

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Educational Opportunity, K-12 Education

The bottom line on Washington’s 2010 ballot measures

When lawmakers come back to Olympia next January, they’ll face an estimated $3 billion revenue shortfall thanks to the ongoing recession/weak recovery – and that’s on the heels of about $5.2 billion in cuts over the past three years. So

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy
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