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Increase revenue, reduce climate disruption

Support increased revenue to reduce climate disruption and provide for our poorest neighbors Please e-mail your legislators (two reps; one senator) today. Request they support a capital gains excise tax and carbon pollution market program to provide increased funding needed for education, needed to repair our shredded social safety net,…

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Voice your support for a capital gains tax

Send Legislators an email today One thing is clear as legislative budget negotiators continue their deliberations: our current regressive tax system (most regressive in the nation according to The Seattle Times) does not provide the revenue needed to fully fund education, repair our shredded social safety net, and maintain funding…

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Reduce the Prison Population

Washington will have to spend $290 million on a new prison, if this one last criminal justice bill is not in the budget. SB 5755 (or its companion: HB1885) is necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) and required if we are to reduce the trend of a year after year…

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Invitation to FCWPP Steering Committee spring meeting

Dear Friends of FCWPP, You are invited to participate in the spring meeting of the Steering Committee of Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy (FCWPP).  The meeting will be at 7 pm on Friday April 24 at Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting (PNQM), at Lazy F camp near Ellensburg.  We'll be meeting…

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2015 Quaker Lobby Day Issues

2015 Quaker Lobby Day Issues Environmental Stewardship and Peace Support HB 1314 / SB 5283: Implementing a carbon pollution market program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This legislation -- requested by the Governor -- would create financial incentives to encourage less energy consumption, to invest in technologies that produce energy…

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BT   Bill Tracker - Workplan/Status Report updated 1/26/15 Bill/Issue +/- Last Action Current Committee Status Next Step for Quaker Voice Brief Description HB1390/eliminate interest on LFOs owed to gov to support efforts to redeem, rehabilitate, and reintegrate 1/21/15 Heard in Hse Judiciary Hse Judiciary Needs Executive Action Lobby Committee…

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