August 31, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent public policy research organization, this week released a new study, "An Overview of Public School Funding in Washington."

The comprehensive study examining education funding shows:

August 18, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, Washington's premier free-market public policy research and education organization, welcomes Mike Ennis as the director of the new Center for Transportation Policy.

The Center for Transportation Policy will research and analyze the best practices for solving our crowded and decaying transportation system, recapturing the vision of a transportation system based on freedom of movement.

Key goals of the center will include:

August 10, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research organization, released "Policy Guide for Washington State," today. The Policy Guide book was first made available to candidates and legislators who attended a private legislative briefing event hosted by Washington Policy Center today in Bellevue.

July 17, 2006
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WHEN:
Tuesday, July 25th
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Washington Athletic Club
325 Sixth Avenue

TICKETS:
Individual $35, Table of 8 $250

RSVP:
206-937-9691 or online at www.washingtonpolicy.org

June 23, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research organization, launched its research center, the Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, on Thursday, June 22nd at a luncheon in Seattle with 120 business and community leaders.

June 21, 2006
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What: Launch of the Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship with C.J. Buck, CEO of Buck Knives

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June 15, 2006
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Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, published a new pocketbook guide for employers who want to know more about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

June 13, 2006
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On Tuesday Judge Mary Roberts' overturned voter-approved Initiative 747, property tax limits.

Paul Guppy, Vice President of Research, had the following comment on this case:

June 6, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the State's premier public policy research organization held it's 4th Annual Health Care Conference, "Moving Health Care Forward: Tools and Techniques for a Healthier Washington," today in SeaTac. At the sold-out Conference, attended by over 250 people, business owners, legislators, agency and legislative staff, patients, doctors and industry representatives debated long-standing health care issues as well as newer challenges arising because of...

May 31, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, is sponsoring their 4th Annual Health Care Conference, "Moving Health Care Forward: Tools and Techniques for a Healthier Washington," a half-day conference, Tuesday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd. SeaTac.

May 25, 2006
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Seattle - Since becoming Mayor, Greg Nickels has spent over $3.2 billion in regular taxes collected from citizens. Now he is seeking new taxes to pay for the basic service of repairing the city's roads and bridges.

May 12, 2006
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Seattle - Eric Schlosser's latest book, Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food, puts a new twist on efforts to demonize the food industry and the free-market system that makes quality, abundance and low prices possible for consumers. This time, Schlosser is targeting a new audience - American school children.

April 28, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, Washington's premier free-market public policy research and education organization welcomes Tanya Karwaki as the new Center for Health Care Reform Director. This marks WPC's fourth research center, following the openings of the Center for Environmental Policy, WashingtonVotes.org, and the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The Center for Health Care Reform will be formally announced at our June 6th Health Care Conference, "Moving Health...

April 24, 2006
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Seattle - With the year one-third of the way over, Washington residents can finally start using their hard-earned money to pay the bills, clothe their children and buy food. From January 1 through May 3, all of the income earned by Washington citizens is used to pay taxes levied by federal, state and local governments. Starting May 4, the people of Washington can finally start working for themselves.

April 12, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research and education organization, recognizes April 9th through 15th as "Small Business Week" as proclaimed by President Bush.

March 3, 2006
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As state legislators consider three budget proposals (one each from the Governor, House and Senate), they should be wary of continuing a spending trend that will lead to future budget deficits. Even though there is a $1.6 billion budget surplus forecasted, all three supplemental budget proposals spend down the future surplus and could lead to deficits in future bienniums.

February 9, 2006
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Washington Policy Center's President Dann Mead Smith and Small Business Project Director Carl Gipson will be announcing a new study, "Reviving Washington's Small Business Climate: Policy Recommendations from the 2005 Small Business Conferences" in Tri-Cities on Thursday, February 9th. This is a follow-up to Washington Policy Center's Small Business Conferences in the Tri-Cities and Sea-Tac, both held last fall.

January 30, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center is hosting their Annual Legislative Briefing, Tuesday, January 31st in Olympia. The luncheon will is from 12:00-1:00 pm in the House Hearing Room B in John L. O'Brien Building. This event will give you an overview of our latest research and analysis on the key issues facing Legislators this session.

January 23, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center today applauded this week's announcement by the Food and Drug Administration to make prescription drug labels easier for patients to understand. This new labeling will ensure that important information such as a drug's uses, correct dosage, and warnings of side effects and drug interactions will be easier for a patient to read and find on the prescription.

January 18, 2006
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Who: Washington Policy Center's Small Business Project

What: Release of "Reviving Washington's Small Business Climate: Policy Recommendations from the 2005 Small Business Conferences"

Where: Senate Rules Room, 2nd Floor of Legislative Building, Olympia

When: 1:00 pm, Today, January 18

Olympia - Washington Policy Center will release its new study "Reviving Washington's Small Business Climate: Policy Recommendations from the 2005 Small Business...