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State League Sets Legislative Priorities

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The 2011 regular session of the Washington State Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 10. The state League will again have its legislative action team in place and will lobby for its priorities.
League’s Priorities for the 2011 Legislative Session

Strengthen Democracy
- support public campaign financing for judicial positions
- protect state funding that invests in programs to promote a more positive future for all citizens

Support Education, Early Learning, Families and Children
- support development of a funding system for the K-12 basic education structure
- protect state and federal funding to meet basic needs of families and children
- promote policies and programs that promote the well-being and safety of all children
- improve and support child care program quality and access for low-income families

Improve Access to Health Care
- guarantee access for all residents in comprehensive, uniform, and affordable health services
- use implementation of the Affordable Care Act to help maintain funding for public health, health coverage for low income populations, and for incentives for primary care doctors to work in under-served areas

Protect Natural Resources and Human Health
- provide clean energy and good health by transitioning power plants away from burning coal
- reduce pollution by controlling phosphorus in lawn fertilizers
- adopt an effective program to clean up and prevent pollutants, including petroleum products, from entering the waters of the state
- reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals in children’s products quickly and effectively

Promote 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


League Priorities 2010

Saturday, January 23rd, 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