Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pay It Forward

Educational Opportunity Higher Education

Report | John Burbank, John Burbank | October 26, 2012

Growing numbers of Washington’s high school graduates are losing their shot at the American Dream, as the long-term decline in state funding for higher education – exacerbated by deep budget cuts during and after the Great Recession – pushes tuition costs out of reach for middle- and low-income families. Faci

Family and Medical Leave Insurance saves public funds

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | October 25, 2012

Washington state and local governments spend billions supporting the health and well-being of children, seniors, and families. Nearly half of births are covered by Medicaid and 12% of seniors are eligible for medical assistance. In fiscal year 2010, 114,000 children were in publicly subsidized childcare and 4

Washington Family and Medical Leave Insurance

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | October 25, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face an impossible choice: return to work, sacrificing family health and well-being – or give up

On the ropes or on the rebound?

A Fair Deal at Work An Inclusive Economy

Issue Brief | Tatsuko Go Hollo | October 24, 2012

Washington state’s economic growth has finally begun to accelerate in 2012, with most sectors adding jobs each month. Yet, employment gains are modest, and the state’s unemployment rate sits at 8.5% while the nation’s has dropped to 7.8%. The slow recovery in construction and continued cuts in public sector j

Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Responsible Choices, Healthy Families

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Issue Brief | October 20, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take significant time off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face an impossible choice: return to work, sacrificing family health and well-being – or give up

Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a matter of social justice

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | October 20, 2012

Welcoming a new child, fighting cancer, caring for an aging parent – a handful of times in life, we all need to take more than a few days off work to care for ourselves or our families. But too many Washington workers face an impossible choice: return to work too soon, sacrificing family health and well-being

House of Straw: How Washington’s tax system undermines our economic future – and how to fix it

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Report | Marilyn Watkins | October 1, 2012

Washington needs a new tax system. As a state, we have been ratcheting down the level of spending on education for at least two decades, depriving many of our children and young adults of the foundations they need to achieve their full potential. Even after we restore full employment and economic growth, we s

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