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New Year, New Agenda for Olympia

January 11th, 2016

The Washington State Legislature convenes in Olympia today for a scheduled 60-day session. With progress needed toward a McCleary solution, a fix for charter schools, and a supplemental budget, there is plenty for lawmakers to tackle during the short session. We will be in Olympia working to advance an agenda that supports continued growth and expanded opportunity for all Washingtonians.  Learn more about… Read more

The Opportunity Index, a new 50-state ranking

October 7th, 2015

We’ve joined partners from across the state to celebrate the release of The Opportunity Index, a new 50-state ranking release by Opportunity Washington.  The Index is a data-driven analysis of state performance in the three priority categories of Achieve (education quality and outcomes), Connect (transportation system reliability and efficiency), and Employ (economic vitality). The Opportunity Score is based on 16 variables across the… Read more

2015 Chair’s Report: Smart Policy and Strategic Investments for a Better Washington

September 15th, 2015

The 2015 Chairs Report provides a summary of progress against our 2015 Policy Agenda. Key among the year’s highlights was the approval of a comprehensive transportation investment package and a balanced budget that makes unprecedented new investments in public education. Governor Jay Inslee and the Legislature are to be applauded for policies and critical investments enacted this year that will yield benefits for… Read more

New 2015 Benchmarking Data: How does WA compare?

September 9th, 2015

What makes a state a great place to live and do business? How does Washington rank on key issues like education quality, transportation efficiency, and economic vitality? Check out new Benchmarks for a Better Washington data for a snapshot of where Washington stands compared to all 50 states, and where there’s room for improvement. The Roundtable began tracking the Benchmarks for a Better… Read more

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