UPDATE (April 11) — Thanks to the thousands of emails sent by supporters of the Infrastructure Jobs Bonds, the legislation passed today! Get details. Thank you for your support!
OLYMPIA (Mar. 30) — With the extended special session of the State Legislature scheduled to end April 10, Washington lawmakers are reportedly nearing agreement on the state’s operating budget. But they have other business to address before they leave town to start campaign for re-election: CREATING JOBS!
The Infrastructure Jobs Bonds legislation, supported by both business and labor interests, is on the short list of measures that Gov. Chris Gregoire and leaders of both parties have agreed to consider during the special session. But so far, it has been held hostage while political games are played with the operating budget.
The Spokesman-Review writes that the Jobs Bonds “should be a high priority.” The (Everett) Herald calls it a “smart plan for now and the future.” The (Tacoma) News Tribune says it is “ingenuous job creation in hard times.” A new report by the Economic Opportunity Institute calls it “a recipe for economic recovery.” We call it: OVERDUE!
TAKE A STAND! Please urge state lawmakers: “Don’t come home until you’ve passed the Jobs Bonds!” Click here to send an email to your Senator, your Representatives, and the Governor.
And when you’re done, please COPY this address — http://tinyurl.com/7nm4et7 — and SHARE it on Facebook, Twitter, and via email so your friends and family can take action, too!