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Breaking down the state budget challenge

September 24th, 2014

The Washington Research Council continues to breakdown how the state budget picture is shaping up ahead of the 2015 legislative session.  Everyone knows that the legislature’s efforts to address the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision regarding education funding will take center stage through the 2015 session.  (The Court’s decision to hold the legislature in contempt for lack of adequate action should have dispelled any… Read more

WA’s rural roads 12th worst in the nation

August 28th, 2014

From the WashACE blog, more proof that our state’s roadways are deteriorating and we are overdue for a new statewide investment in roads and bridges – taking care of what we have and investing in projects in key corridors.  Without such an investment, quality of life, mobility, freight movement and commerce will suffer.  Olympia lawmakers will have a lot on their plate when… Read more

WA ranks most expensive in new workers’ comp numbers

August 27th, 2014

Just in from the Washington Research Council blog, Washington holds its spot as the most expensive state in the nation… “The National Academy of Social Insurance released its annual report on workers’ compensation benefits. There is a data lag, so the new numbers are for 2012. The report shows that Washington still had the highest benefits paid per covered worker in 2012, at… Read more

WashACE on the road #priorities4prosperity

July 22nd, 2014

We’re on the road in the second half of July, visiting 11 cities throughout Washington state along with our partners at the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Research Council. We’re speaking with local leaders about what’s working in Washington state and what we need to develop a shared set of priorities for prosperity. Watch the WashACE blog and Twitter feed for… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoAt Hidden River Middle School in @MonroeWAschools, students work on their High School and Beyond Plans during health class. “Making it part of the curriculum provides equity for all students.” Learn more via @ReadyWA: https://t.co/EIfTDDbFLa @NWESD189 @waOSPI #PlanYourPathWA
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