Legislature should invest in training, education beyond high school

January 22, 2019

As lawmakers once again gather in Olympia for the 2019 legislative session, they face a challenging task: writing the next two-year state budget, weighing many competing and important demands in the process.

We believe there is at least one thing on which we can all agree: people need good, living wage jobs, and most of those jobs require training and education beyond high school.

This is especially true here on the Olympic Peninsula, where our economic recovery continues to lag behind other regions in the state.

Across our region, our fellow citizens are concerned about their economic security: sustainable jobs, food and housing security, access to affordable health care, sending their children to college, and planning for retirement.

Our Legislature can help to address these concerns by making higher education funding a top priority this session.