State Economy

Despite strong growth in overall economic productivity over the past decade, the majority of Washington’s working families have not shared in the economic wealth they have helped create. EOI is working to ensure economic growth is founded on broad-based prosperity, so economic security and opportunity are available to all. New public policies are needed to match the changes on our economy, including access to health care, paid family leave and paid sick days, retirement security, and a social safety net.


Research and Publications

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Senate’s proposed Equal Pay legislation is a step backward for women, families, communities

Testimony | February 27, 2016

Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on ESHB 1646, Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, Senate Commerc

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Uneven Ground

Report | December 23, 2015

Founded as a nation of immigrants, the United States has remained so throughout its expans

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Latest Blog Posts

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Wages too low, options too few: Washington’s child care crisis impacts children, parents, providers

Aaron Keating | April 28, 2016

For Laura Chandler, seeing parents struggle with the rising costs of child care and dwindl

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Equal Pay and Opportunity: Fair wages for women and better workplaces for all

Marilyn Watkins | April 12, 2016

From high-profile CEOs and movie stars to healthcare and retail workers, men consistently

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