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Protect fair and equitable measures of student success

March 3rd, 2015

Implementing new evidence-based methods to measure student performance can be challenging. But when has Washington backed down from a challenge? Certainly not when there’s this much at stake. All Washington kids deserve a life filled with options and a quality education that will enable them to pursue whatever path they choose. The journey starts with clear expectations and tools for every child that… Read more

Seizing the opportunity to invest in transportation – contact your Senator

February 26th, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Washington state last made a significant investment in transportation. Poor road conditions and escalating congestion are salient proof that we must do better. This legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to address the pressing need to invest in mobility. Like education, transportation serves a vital role in a state’s success. Everyone depends on it. Not making the investment… Read more

PSBJ: Washington state can’t skimp any longer (on higher ed)

February 13th, 2015

Washington companies are changing how we travel, protect human health and preserve the environment. The strength and breadth of that vitality depends on a strong higher education system and a skilled workforce. In an opinion piece for this week’s Puget Sound Business Journal, Steve Mullin urges lawmakers to keep higher education a priority. He writes, “A strong higher education system is the most… Read more

Transportation Proposal Now in Play in the Senate

February 12th, 2015

Washington Roundtable President Steve Mullin applauded Senate transportation leaders this afternoon for a new bipartisan proposal that invests $15 billion in the state’s transportation system over 16 years. “We applaud Senators Curtis King, Steve Hobbs, Joe Fain and Marko Liias for their work in developing this package.  This is a serious proposal with bipartisan support and we are very encouraged by the positive… Read more


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