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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Equal Pay and Opportunity

Issue Brief | April 12, 2016

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

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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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Democracy is a participatory process

Marilyn Watkins | March 16, 2017

Washington’s Legislature is more than halfway through its 2017 session and a lot of good b

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Citizen University TV: Re-rigging the rules on economic opportunity and income inequality

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 10, 2017

The rules of power are often rigged in favor of monopolies and winner-take-all systems. On

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