Speaker Frank Chopp:
“Our caucus’s two highest goals for this session were:
- A budget that funds education with no cuts and saves the safety net, and
- The Jobs Now package that will put tens of thousands of people back to work.
“We succeeded! And this morning we share that success with school kids heading off to class, with people who rely on the Disability Lifeline to keep a roof over their heads, and with unemployed people all across our state who can look forward to going back to work.”
Majority Leader Pat Sullivan:
“A strong public education system that supports the academic achievement of all Washington students is not only a key to good jobs, but also to Washington’s thriving future. We fought for education in our budget, and not only will our kids benefit, but so will our economy.”
Chair Hans Dunshee:
“Jobs was our number one priority, and we did it. People all across the state will now go back to work, and they’ll have the pride and the security of a regular paycheck.”
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