Published on June 30, 2017

Below are the 17-19 budget details provided by nonpartisan staff for the proposed negotiated budget between the House and Senate. OPR (nonpartisan) Summary document: https://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoSummary_0630.pdf Agency Detail: https://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoAgyDetail_0630.pdf Four-Year Budget Outlook: https://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoOutlook_0630.pdf Budget bill (PSSB 5883): https://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2017/hoBill_0630.pdf Brief summary of… READ MORE

Published on May 30, 2017

Democrats and Republicans have endorsed competing plans to fund education and satisfy the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Both sides agree additional revenue sources are needed to meet the state’s obligations. But the two plans vary greatly in the total… READ MORE

Published on May 23, 2017

Improving access to dental care in our community Last month, the Spokesman Review published a piece I wrote about the importance of expanding dental care access, especially for low-income adults, pregnant women, and children. This issue was originally brought to… READ MORE

Published on May 18, 2017

Democratic plan a clear win-win for students, middle class families, and small businesses OLYMPIA – Most areas of the state could see a sharp property tax increase under the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. Yet despite the increase, total… READ MORE

Published on May 18, 2017

OLYMPIA – Seattle-area households could see a sharp increase in property taxes if the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan prevails. The Seattle Public Schools property tax levy could increase by nearly $1 billion by 2021, according to nonpartisan House… READ MORE

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