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Launch of Opportunity Washington – join the effort for shared prosperity

January 28th, 2015

We were happy to join employers and community leaders from across the state in Olympia yesterday to celebrate the launch of Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity. Over the last year, we’ve worked with our historic WashACE partners to examine our state’s strengths and weaknesses, we visited communities across the state and we answered key questions about what’s working in Washington and what… Read more

New Year, New Legislature – Our 2015 Priorities

January 12th, 2015

State legislators convene in Olympia today for what is likely to be a long and challenging legislative session. Lawmakers have an opportunity to enact targeted policy improvements and invest in critical services that will drive opportunity and shared prosperity statewide. Download our new 2015 Policy Agenda to learn more about our priorities for this year. We’re committed to strong collaboration and helping Washington… Read more

Transportation Research: Investments Will Drive Economic Growth

October 21st, 2014

We asked The Boston Consulting Group to assess the economic impact of the components of transportation proposals that received the broadest support from policymakers in Washington state during the past two legislative sessions. Their analysis assesses the impact of investment in preservation and maintenance as well as six major improvement projects in key economic corridors over 12 years.  And it paints a very… Read more

Benchmarking Washington

October 17th, 2014

The Everett Herald this week took a look at our recently updated Benchmarks for a Better Washington, concluding that the annual assessment of Washington should provide lawmakers with even greater motivation to focus in on two critical areas next year: education and transportation.  Here’s a snippet from the Sunday editorial: The Legislature must find an estimated $2 billion, presumably a mixture of savings… Read more

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