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Burbank: Paid family leave law a victory of bipartisanship

Column Paid Family and Medical Leave Work & Family

| John Burbank | July 12, 2017 | Everett Herald

Our successes were built on contributions of others

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| John Burbank | June 28, 2017 | Everett Herald

Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids

Column Education K-12 Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

| John Burbank | June 15, 2017 | Everett Herald

Refusal to re-balance taxes hinders schoolkids

Column Education K-12 Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | June 15, 2017

It’s day 23 of a second special session in Olympia, since legislators couldn’t agree to a state budget before the end of the regular session. Now they have only 16 days left until the new two-year fiscal term. It will be hard to start that without a budget! The cause for delay is a disagreement over how to in

From start, kids should be learning two languages

Column K-12 Education

| May 31, 2017 | Everett Herald

Don’t just talk about “world class” education, enable it for all kids in Washington

Column Education K-12 Education

John Burbank | May 31, 2017

The clock is winding down on a second special session in Olympia, and legislators haven’t yet made serious progress on their paramount duty to amply fund K-12 education, despite an order from the state Supreme Court to do so. Meanwhile, newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal isn’t wa

If Olympia won’t take action, Seattle should lead the way on education, housing, more

Column Education Tax Reform Tax and Budget

John Burbank | May 18, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 121 years ago that racial segregation was legal. Its decision, in Plessy vs. Ferguson, became the law of the land, embedding Jim Crow laws and habits in the South and the North, disenfranchising blacks, creating separate and inferior public facilities from schools to train cars to

Lack of state income tax helps rich at kids’ expense

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| John Burbank | May 17, 2017 | Everett Herald

Just planting a tree can do a world of good

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John Burbank | May 3, 2017

My friend called me last week and invited me to the Climate March that Saturday in Seattle. I decided not to go. Maybe I just had enough marching, with the Women’s March the day after the presidential inauguration, and the March for Science earlier in April. These were good marches, protests and political cel

Just planting a tree can do a world of good

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| John Burbank | May 3, 2017 | Everett Herald

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