Washington State lawmakers have taken a major step toward offering free or reduced college tuition using funds from businesses there, including Amazon and Microsoft, in a move that is being applauded by policy analysts for its innovation and reach.
Last week, state lawmakers passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, which would raise almost $1 billion over a four-year period with a surcharge on companies that employ highly skilled workers, like accounting, engineering, architecture and consulting firms, and the technology behemoths that operate in the state.
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Former director @SolidGround. Speaker Emeritus. Check out my plan to fund #childcare4all, #housing4all, & more with a capital gains tax ↙️
So excited to see this pass today--providing critical funding for #childcare, early learning and education and helping balance our state's tax code! Special thanks to @NoelFrame @gruberobinson Sen Rolfes @ChoppRep for your partnership! #capitalgains #taxfairness #waleg https://twitter.com/InvestWANow/status/1386438517811679236
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