Taxes and Institutions

The November 20th edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal includes an article titled “Washington’s Economic Detective: Dick Conway (pictured) explains why the tax system of today starves the state.” Mr. Conway is a regional economic researcher and serves on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers. As a proponent of a single rate income tax […]

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Posted in Advocacy, Disability Policy, State Policy
President Kennedy

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

When I look back over the past 42 years I have been in this business I am amazed at how far we have come supporting individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities. In 1973, when I started, the Vocational Rehabilitation Act had just been signed into law and the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) now […]

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Posted in Inclusion

Advocacy is Critical

Advocacy is very critical for continuing to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. There has been quite a tug of war the last few years over services offered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) over the types of “day services” individuals with disabilities need. Basically we have advocated and the state […]

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Posted in Advocacy

Unconditional Love

My clock radio at home is set to the local NPR station, KPLU, which means I awaken to a variety of stories.  I look forward with anticipation to each broadcast throughout the week.  Typically, I hear the national Morning Edition Monday through Friday with the addition of Northwest news with Kirsten Kendrick.  But Friday’s broadcasts […]

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Posted in Personal Stories