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Seattle’s $15 minimum wage proposals get a reality check

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has set a Thursday deadline for his income equality advisory group to come up with a plan to hike the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour. As small business owners and non-profits around the city look closer at the impact of such a dramatic hike in the […]

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Seattle Times: State’s proposed fish-consumption number may be hard to swallow

04/10/2014 - WashACE

“An arbitrary decision on a state ‘fish consumption’ estimate could have dire consequences for the state economy and anyone who flushes a toilet, ” says the Seattle Times in it’s April 9 editorial: “State’s proposed fish-consumption number may be hard to swallow.” And it lauds a business coalition compromise solution that […]

WA Research Council: Teachers’ union promotes class size initiative for fall ballot

04/08/2014 - WashACE

From the Washington Research Council: The Washington Education Association formally endorsed Initiative 1351, another unfunded mandate to reduce class sizes. The union describes it this way. The initiative reduces class sizes for all grades. For example, I-1351 would fund class sizes of 17 students per class in K-3, and 15 per […]

Partnership for Learning celebrates 20 years of education advocacy

04/03/2014 - WashACE

From our WashACE member, the Partnership for Learning: Education reform in Washington state has taken significant steps forward the past two decades. And Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, has been there to communicate the need for all students to be better prepared for college, work […]

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