What’s Missing from What You’re Hearing About Washington’s Budget

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Aaron Keating | February 6, 2018

Last June, Gov. Jay Inslee made headlines when he signed a state budget totaling $43.4 billion in spending for 2017-19. Which of the following statements about that budget is true? A. State spending will grow 15.3% by 2019. B. State spending will grow 6.1% by 2019. C. State spending will grow 3.2% by 2019. D.

Immigrants Play a Vital Role in Securing our Social Security System’s Future

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Economic Opportunity Institute | January 31, 2018

by Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and EOI board member Donald Trump and his administration are holding millions of young Americans hostage. In return for ending the deportation of Dreamers who were brought to this country as children and have lived here most of their lives, Trump is demandin

Finland Doesn’t Leave Survival to the Free Market – We Shouldn’t Either

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John Burbank | January 20, 2018

Our state had an important visitor last week. Not a movie mogul, not a billionaire, not a high-tech Amazonian full of hubris. Someone much more important, with a message for building the quality of life for all Washingtonians. Her name is Anu Partanen. Partanen is an American citizen, an author, a researcher,

Nipples – The New Side of Jeff Bezos?

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Matthew Caruchet | January 17, 2018

On Friday, the New York Times printed an article on Jeff Bezos’ recent attempts to create a personal brand. The article came on the heels of his and his wife’s $33 million donation to a nonprofit that provides college scholarships to Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as childre

Two perspectives on the controversial Seattle income tax

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| January 16, 2018 | KIRO

‘A Christmas Carol’: Sending the Poor to Prison

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Matthew Caruchet | December 22, 2017

When he was 12 years old in 1824, Charles Dickens worked 10-hour days in a rat-infested shoe-polish factory for six shillings a week. That’s the equivalent of £30.68 or $41.06 in 2017 currency. It was all the money he had to get by. His father, mother, and five siblings aged 2-11 were in prison because the fa

How the Income Tax became an Issue for the Transit Riders Union

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| December 18, 2017 | Seattle Transit Blog

Clock starts ticking for Seattle task force to find revenue for homelessness services

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| December 11, 2017 | Capitol Hill Seattle

A tale of two Amazons: Why Seattle’s boogeyman has the opposite reputation outside its hometown

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| November 24, 2017 | Geekwire

While Cities Vie for “HQ2,” Seattle Struggles with HQ1 Effects

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| November 24, 2017 | Nonprofit Quarterly

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