Governor announces equity policy package
Last updated 12/14/2020 at 3:55pm
Gov. Jay Inslee today, Dec. 14, announced a historic equity policy package for the upcoming 2021 legislative session, including $365 million for equity-related decision packages and budget items. For the first time, the governor directed state agencies to center budgetary decision packages and legislation around equity.
According to Inslee, the proposed investments follow an unprecedented year that exposed the inequities that communities of color have faced for generations. These proposals showcase Washington's commitment to not just changing policies af...