Category Archives: Legislative Updates

These updates are brought to you by the United Ways of Washington and Thrive by Five Washington. We provide you with easy to understand, up-to-date information on key early learning discussions and actions taking place in Olympia by policymakers so that you can be empowered to take action and speak up for the early learning issues you care most about. We encourage you to forward these updates to your networks with citation. Click here to see previous legislative updates. During regular legislative session, updates are sent every week on Friday.

Leg Update #15 2013 Wrap-up 7/15/2013

CONTENTS Special Session Update Early Learning Budget Victories Early Learning Policy Victories Note: This message concludes the 2013 legislative session updates. Thank you for your continued advocacy and dedication to these important issues.  SPECIAL SESSION UPDATE Budget negotiations conclude—final 2013-2015 … Continue reading

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Leg Update #14 Week 15 of Session Friday, 4/29/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance Bill Update SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Remind your elected officials that high-quality early learning is a successful strategy to save our state money in the long run … Continue reading

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Leg Update #13 Week 14 of Session Friday, 4/19/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance Bill Update NOTE: The next update will be sent Monday, 4/29. Sine Die (or the adjournment of regular session) is scheduled for Sunday, 4/28. We will report on Monday, 4/29, … Continue reading

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Leg Update #12 Week 13 of Session Friday, 4/12/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance Bill Update SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Urge your elected officials to include enhancements to ECEAP, home visiting, and full-day kindergarten in the final 2013-2015 state budget. Why … Continue reading

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Leg Update #11 Week 11 of Session Friday, 3/29/2013

NOTE: The next update will be sent 4/12. There will be no legislative update next week on 4/5 due to staff being out of the office. CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF … Continue reading

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Leg Update #10 Week 10 of Session Friday, 3/22/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Tell your legislators you support HB 1369 which strengthens the family connection component of WaKIDS, our state’s kindergarten transition process. HB 1369 will … Continue reading

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Leg Update #9 Week 9 of Session Friday, 3/15/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Contact your elected officials to voice your support for proven early learning programs that give our most vulnerable children a stronger chance for … Continue reading

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Leg Update #8 Week 8 of Session Friday, 3/8/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance Bill Status SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Remind your elected officials that high-quality early learning opportunities for our most at-risk children are a top priority. High-quality early learning … Continue reading

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Leg Update #7 Week 6 of Session Friday, 3/1/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance Bill Action SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Urge your elected officials to meet the statutory deadline that all children may be served by the state’s high-quality comprehensive preschool, … Continue reading

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Leg Update #6 Week 6 of Session Friday, 2/22/2013

CONTENTS Single Best Investment of the Week Week at a Glance SINGLE BEST INVESTMENT OF THE WEEK: Contact your legislators and tell them high-quality child care matters for all children. The Working Connections Child Care program (WCCC) serves families who … Continue reading

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