Category: Economy

What will happen to Washington state if the sequester happens?

The White House has released reports on what will happen to the states if the sequester happens. If sequestration were to take effect, some examples of the impacts on Washington this year alone are: ¾ Teachers and Schools: Washington will lose approximately $11,606,000 in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 160 teacher and aide …

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Governor Gregoire’s proposed budget For 2013-2015.

Fiscal Cliff: Losing in the court of public opinion

With congressional Republicans and President Obama nowhere near one another when it comes to the ongoing fiscal talks, the likelihood of failure at the end of the month is quite high. Who would the American mainstream hold responsible for the mess? According a newWashington Post-Pew Research Center poll, it’s not a close call. More on Rachel …

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Speak Out to Keep Taxes From Going Up on the Middle Class

Tell us what $2,000 means to you and your family:

PSARA:Nov. 28 call Congress-No Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action: Uniting Generations for a Secure Future Tuesday, November 28, President Jeff Johnson of the WA State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will be in D.C. He will be urging our Congressional delegation not to support any “grand compromise” that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Jeff has asked us to to …

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The Fiscal Cliff

11 facts about the tax debate

Paycheck Equality: It’s Not a Suggestion,

Paycheck Equality: It’s Not a Suggestion, It’s the LawMay 31, 2012 by Anny Bolgiano, Intern, Coalition of Labor Union Women Q: What’s better than paycheck equity legislation? A: Effective paycheck equity legislation.The government makes a lot of suggestions and recommendations to us Americans. The CDC recommends staying home when you have the flu and getting …

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A Message from Rep. Hasegawa – March 5

Dear Neighbors, I know many of you are wondering about the recent actions that took place in the Senate late on Friday afternoon.  In the coming days we’ll be learning more about the impacts of these actions, but for now I wanted to send you the statement that was released by Speaker Frank Chopp. ************************************************************************** …

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The White House’s Economic Case for Reelection in 13 Charts

From The Atlantic: During this election cycle, I’m sure many of you will want some sort of data to back up claims while debating / convincing people Obama’s actually done a decent job with the economy.  The Atlantic posted a series of slides that the Treasury Department put together to show the state of the …

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Workshop: “Creating a New Economy” – Feb 5th, 2-6 pm

When? Sunday, February 5th 2:00-6:00 pm Where? North Seattle Friends Church Directions 7740 24th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

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Looking for Foreclosure Stories

From Dwight Pelz: Please help us in our search for Washington homeowners who have faced foreclosure trouble as a result of the predatory and fraudulent practices on Wall Street.  We need folks who are willing to share their stories publicly, and tell Rob McKenna why his record on Wall Street is unacceptable. If you have …

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Talk – Bob Hasegawa – Washington Investment Trust

Talk by Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative (D) 11th Legislative District, on creating a public bank in Washington State given October 26, 2011, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Washington State’s Volatile Tax System

While other states have a balanced tax system designed to protect pubic revenue, Washington, depending to a great extent on sales tax has an unstable, volatile system subject to large shifts in the economy. 

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State Bank – December Update

From Bob Hasegawa: I know many of you have been calling and emailing to try to find out what is happening with the state bank proposal. Firstly, thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to help make this a reality. Many of you have been working hard in your communities to help spread the word …

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