Critiquing the State Budget while Upholding Its Public Value

MTC_WA budgetIn this Schmudget blog, Kim Justice criticizes Washington state lawmakers’ proposed budget. But she does it while focusing on the very values she wants those same lawmakers to consider–healthy people and a healthy environment, education and opportunity, economic security, and thriving communities. Using this strategy allows her to make a case for increased investment in important state programs. Because she doesn’t slam lawmakers for being frugal and stingy and doesn’t question their motives, Justice makes her point while not undermining government and its leaders.

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