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WPC’s Center for Small Business hosted its biennial small business forums throughout the state. WPC policy exper
This dynamic breakfast program featured Washington’s new charter school leaders, who will describe their plans to offer schoolchildren in the Puget Sound area the chance to attend a new charter school.
WPC Eastern Washington Education Breakfast: Introducing Eastern Washington’s First Public Charter School
As part of WPC’s Health and Education Series, the Eastern Washington Education Breakfast featured some of the state’s top educational leaders, giving attendees a behind the scenes look at the effort to bring Eastern Washington its first public charter school. From the district office to the classroom, attendees heard how some of our local children’s lives will be forever changed for the better by the decision of Washington voters to open public charter schools. This informative event attracted hundreds of educators, political leaders, small business owners and citizens who learned about and support education advancements for children in Eastern Washington.
WPC Eastern Washington Healthcare Luncheon: Diagnosing Obamacare’s Impact on Eastern Washington Businesses
Washington Policy Center's Annual Eastern Washington Health Care Luncheon is one of WPC’s most anticipated policy events each year. The 250+ attendees include state legislators, candidates, agency staff, business owners, the biotech community, patient advocacy groups and industry representatives. This year will feature Katie W. Mahoney, Executive Director for Health Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will address the changing health care policies surrounding Obamacare's implementation.
Is an increased minimum wage an opportunity creator or a job killer?
The living wage is a pertinent policy issue in Washington State. How will this potential increase in the state's minimum wage affect college students and young professionals?
Last week, the WPC Young Professionals hosted a statewide debate series that packed Kane Hall at the University of Washington with more than 300 students, elected officials and interested citizens. Attendees heard from a unique group of panelists including WSJ's Stephen Moore, Center for American Progress' Sarah Jane Glynn, economic experts, local legislators and business owners. Moderating in Seattle was Seattle Top Story's Robert Mak.
Did you miss our debate in Seattle? Here are some resources for you!
- Watch the entire debate online by clicking here!
- Check out our Online Packet for resources from the debate!
- Watch the debate on TVW (Comcast, Puget Sound area inlcuding Whatcom County Channel 23, Spokane area Channel 25, Clark County area Channel 22) live:
- April 8 at 7:30pm
- April 9 at 5:00pm
- April 11 at 5:30pm
- April 13 at 2:00pm
- Read about the buzz from our debate here:
Panelists following the debate at UW, with moderator
Robert Mak and WPC President Dann Mead Smith