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League Priorities 2010

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WASHINGTON 2010 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
LWVWA Strengthens Democracy – public campaign financing for judicial positions – reform of campaign contributions reporting and disclosure – protect funding that invests in today in order to promote a more secure future for all citizens
Strengthens Education and Early Learning
– a new K-12 basic education funding structure – expand the definition of basic education to include children from birth to five – support quality improvements to child care programs – promote policies and programs that promote the wellbeing and safety of all children – improved components of the childcare subsidy and co-pay system
Improves Access to Health Care
– guarantee access for all residents in comprehensive, uniform, and affordable health services – maintain funding for the Basic Health Plan, Cover All Kids, incentives for primary care doctors to work in underserved areas, the Health Insurance Partnership, and public health
Protects Natural Resources and Human Health
– adopt an effective program to clean up, and prevent pollutants from entering, the waters of the state – protect children from harm due to exposures to toxic chemicals and other toxic substances
– support all efforts to reduce carbon gas emissions as quickly as possible – support responsible land use planning to decrease climate change – enact energy efficiency and conservation programs
Promotes a Balanced Transportation System
– increase affordable and reliable access to public transportation – decrease the number of single-occupancy vehicles on roads, bridges and ferries – increase fuel efficiency by promoting development and use of alternative fuel sources across all modes of transportation