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Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan

Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on Rep. Ross Hunter’s appointment as director of the Department of Early Learning: “The House Democratic Caucus has always been a leader in early childhood education, and Ross has been an integral part of our efforts. Anyone who has worked with Ross knows he’s a fierce and capable advocate for what he believes in. We will definitely miss his budget expertise and insight, but this is good news for the young children of … Continue reading

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Good news for higher education in Washington state

Cutting tuition for all students Years ago, college students worked every summer to save up for that year’s tuition. You can’t do that anymore. Your average college student could work a full-time job, all year, and not have enough to cover tuition, room and board. This is why most students who drop out of college before getting their degree aren’t failing academically. They’re struggling financially. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our state’s economy runs on brainpower and depends … Continue reading

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Stakes too high to delay action on Iran nuclear deal

Originally published in the Seattle Times, 8/24/15 AS a former Cold War nuclear intelligence analyst for the Pentagon, I can say with confidence that nuclear proliferation in the Middle East poses a vital threat to U.S. security interests. As leaders in the international community, Americans have a special responsibility to take actions preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. It is time for some diplomatic solutions to the arc of conflict that extends from the Middle East to South … Continue reading

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McCleary Phase II

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Helping people save for retirement

Watch here as representatives from AARP talk about some of the financial concerns we need to keep in mind as we age and how legislation sponsored by Rep. Springer and Senator Mullet is creating the Small Business Retirement Marketplace to help employees of small businesses save for retirement.    

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