Rep. Ruth Kagi

State budget update from Rep. Kagi

August 28, 2015

Rep. Ruth Kagi

State budget update from Rep. Kagi

Summer is almost over, and I have had time to reflect on our historic legislative session –the longest in our state’s history. It was a grueling six months, but in retrospect, the successes were well-worth the extra time and effort. We were finally able to come to agreement with the Senate on a two-year operating budget that invests in education, including early learning and higher education, mental health, and the social safety net. As the Supreme Court recently ruled, we … Continue reading

We need a sustainable budget that meets the needs of our children and families

June 4, 2015

Rep. Ruth Kagi

I am still in Olympia fighting for a common sense budget that meets the present and future needs of a growing state. While I know it can be frustrating to hear legislators still haven’t agreed on a budget, I believe that it is worth the overtime to hold firm on our commitment to funding a sustainable budget that meets the needs of Washington’s children and families. The latest House budget plan released this week moves us significantly closer to the … Continue reading

Home care workers deserve retirement option

May 27, 2015

Rep. Ruth Kagi

Home care workers deserve retirement option

Tens of thousands of home care workers in Washington who care for seniors and people with disabilities are getting older and facing the fact that they may never be able to retire. So these workers got together and through their union, they negotiated a fiscally responsible agreement with the Governor to fund a 23-cent/hour contribution toward their retirement. Home care workers are dedicated to helping others. They take care of our parents, our children, and even ourselves, and now as … Continue reading

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