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The Way Back to the Future: EOI’s 2013 Fundraising Dinner

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Economic Opportunity Institute | August 29, 2013

Yesterday’s public policy choices created today’s economy. Today’s decisions will shape the future to come. You’re invited to join us for a fundraising dinner to help advance public policies that build an economy that works – for everyone. Enjoy a stimulating social hour with hosted bar, keynote address by en

Good Trade Policy: Three ‘Thought Experiments’

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Economic Opportunity Institute | February 21, 2013

The U.S. and 10 other countries are negotiating ournext big trade agreement, called TPP. It’s time to re-examine what works and what doesn’t work. Imagine a thought experiment, where we put environmentalists in each country in charge of negotiating the next trade agreement. Preposterous! I know. Stick with me. This is a thought experiment.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of FMLA, but remember there is work to be done

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Economic Opportunity Institute | February 5, 2013

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, the first bill President Clinton signed into law, ensuring unpaid time off for workers at businesses with more than 50 employees. Since its implementation, more than 50 million workers have taken FMLA leave to care fo

Questions about Social Security’s long-term financing? Attend this event in Tacoma!

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Alex Stone | January 23, 2013

Do you have questions about the long-term health of our Social Security system? Are you worried about how politicians talk about it in the same breath as the debt and deficit, while ignoring ten years of war and tax cuts for the wealthy, as well as a pandemic of Wall Street greed that nearly sunk the American

UW tuition and fees could top $34K by 2019 — unless WA legislators start restoring cuts and getting creative

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Aaron Keating | January 9, 2013

A recent state analysis says tuition at the University of Washington could hit $20,249 by 2019. But that may be too low: The U.S Department of Education estimates 2019-20 tuition and fees will reach $34,647 – not including room and board or books.

TODAY: ALICE Information session and lecture w/Prof. Joel Rogers

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Aaron Keating | January 8, 2013

For nearly forty years, ALEC has provided model state law to more than 2,000 state legislators that increases big-business dominance in American public life and weakens our democracy. It’s time to build a legislative network that support working families and the middle class. The American Legislative and Issu

Fiscal cliff or not, world will keep turning

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| December 10, 2012

Sunglasses are optional for Washington’s economy – but please take off your blinders

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Aaron Keating | August 28, 2012

As long as Arthur Laffer and ALEC give Washington a negative economic outlook, there’s reason for hope The Washington Policy Center (WPC) says our state’s economic future is none too bright, based on a low “economic outlook” ranking from Arthur Laffer and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). But

Health reform means more bang for your buck — and maybe even a rebate check

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Tatsuko Go Hollo | July 30, 2012

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 7,600 Washington households are receiving rebate checks from their health insurance company. According to the law, health insurers are now required to report how funds from consumer premiums are spent – specifically, how much goes toward health care costs versus ad

Low pay, poor working conditions mean “care gap” lies ahead for aging baby boomers

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Economic Opportunity Institute | July 9, 2012

Washington’s home care providers often live paycheck to paycheck, with little in the way of work standards to protect them – so how will we attract the estimated 400,000 new workers we need to care for our Baby Boomers in their golden years? Today, about 43,000 state-funded home care workers support vulnerabl

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