What would we cut if there was nothing left?
Year after year, our state held the budget together by cutting services and delaying investments in our future. And Washington families have been unfairly left to pick up the check for what’s left.
But at some point, we have to take a stand. We have to be willing to make a real investment in the future of our children and our grandchildren — and that’s what my 2015 budget will do.
This isn’t another plan that puts a Band-Aid on our budget problems. This plan is sustainable, responsible, and fair. It champions the values we care about most, from education to cleaner, healthier communities — and I need your help to make it a reality.
Do you believe we must stop climate change before it’s too late by charging our state’s biggest polluters?
Do you believe we can’t stop at making overdue repairs to roads and bridges — that we must create jobs building the transportation infrastructure of tomorrow?
Do you believe it’s time to invest in our schools and lead the country by making some of our largest and smartest investments in education ever — from pre-K to college and job training?
Do you believe our budget should be rooted in fairness?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, I need you to step up and sign my petition — right now.
This is bigger than just one year’s budget. This is about moving our state in a new direction, and I need your help to get there.
Thanks for standing with me today and in the days ahead.
Very truly yours,