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Final Project Source Notes (13)

Posted by mattieliz on February 17, 2009

Source Notes (13): A Stimulus and Recovery Plan for Washington State

Title: A Stimulus and Recovery Plan for Washington State

Summary: The author thinks that the state of Washington will not be able to get on the right track to sustainable growth without rebuilding a financially secure middle class. By raising new revenues and strategic investments for modernizing the workplace standards and social insurance systems, the author believes Washington can build a sustainable 21st century economy.

Topic: Universal health care

Category: Academic Research

What is it?: An online publication from the Economic Opportunity Institute web site.

Publication information: Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI), December 17, 2008, Seattle, WA.

Author: Marylin P. Watkins, Ph.D.


Accessed: February 16, 2009


Christine Gregoire, governor of Washington; Barack Obama, president; Peter Orszag, director of the office of Management of Budget for Obama administration; Joseph Stiglitz, economics professor at Columbia University.

Audience and Agenda: Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy center dedicated to advancing new ideas to make Washington a better place to live, for everyone. EOI is a member of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), a network of 55 state and regional multi-issue research, policy, and advocacy organizations in 40 states. EOI is funded by donations of individuals, other organizations and foundations.

Usefulness: Since the public policy topic I am focusing on is considered a national policy, I don’t know if this was the most useful source because it’s only based on Washington state. However, I did find a lot of the information to be helpful to my research. I now might look at other state statistics, especially Oregon, and compare.

Works cited:

Watkins, Marilyn P. “A Stimulus and Recovery Plan for the State of Washington.” Economic Opportunity Institute (2008): 1-8.


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