Monthly Archives: February 2013

Marilyn Watkins: The fiscal impact of paid sick days

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Testimony | Marilyn Watkins | February 26, 2013

Good afternoon. I’m Marilyn Watkins with the Economic Opportunity Institute. I’d like to address 2 areas of fiscal impact on the state from paid sick leave: the state as an employer and state budget savings from a healthier state population. Multiple studies have found that employer‐provided paid sick leave i

Presentation on Pay it Forward: The Debt-Free Degree Plan for Oregon

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Presentation | February 25, 2013

Presentation given by John Burbank, Executive Director, EOI Presentation to the Oregon House Higher Education Committee Pay It Forward is a pragmatic business model for funding higher education. How does it work? Replaces tuition with postgraduate contributions into a state trust fund Funds future students fr

John Burbank: On implementing Pay It Forward, the Debt-free Degree plan

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Testimony | John Burbank | February 15, 2013

Testimony by John Burbank to the Washington State Higher Education Task Force On Pay It Forward: The Debt-Free Degree Plan for Washington  This is a highly innovative policy proposal that involves interactions between students, parents, individual institutions, the state of Washington, the federal government,

Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

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Testimony | February 5, 2013

My name is Evelin Bargas. I live and work in Bellevue. I took a vacation day from work to come here with my husband and son and testify in support of family and medical leave insurance. My dad has been sick since October. My sister and I kept urging him to go to the doctor, but he didn’t want to miss work and

Sarah Francis: Moms need paid family and medical leave insurance

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Testimony | February 5, 2013

Testimony of Sarah Francis, Campaign Director, MomsRising Washington House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development Hearing on House Bill 1457 Implementing Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Feb. 5, 2013   Good morning. My name is Sarah Francis and I’m a campaign director for MomsRising. On behalf

Marilyn Watkins: The importance of family and medical leave insurance

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Testimony | February 5, 2013

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development on HB 1457 – Implementing family and medical leave insurance, February 5, 2013. Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute. I also represent the Washington Work and Family

Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

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Testimony | February 4, 2013

Chair Sells and members of the Committee: Thank you for your time today as I testify in support of House Bill 1457. My name is Frank Irigon. I am here today as a senior citizen representing the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, an organization representing people across Washington state. I am also

Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

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Testimony | February 4, 2013

Good morning. I’m Don Orange, owner of Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver. I also chair the Main Street Alliance of Washington, which represents small businesses across the state. I’m here today to support Family and Medical Leave Insurance. This hearing is very timely. One of my 4 employees could use this pr

Paid Sick and Safe Days: Healthy, responsible prevention

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Fact Sheet | February 1, 2013

Paid sick days are the responsible way to prevent the spread of disease and keep everyone healthy by encouraging sick workers and children to stay home – away from co-workers, schoolmates, and customers. Nearly 1 million people working in Washington have no paid sick leave, including: 170,000 in accommodation

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