Seattle Times Opinion: Tax Washington’s wealthy, don’t slash social services, for lasting economic recovery

By Ruth Kagi – Special to The Times (July 14, 2020)

Whether you’ve been working remotely with your children at home every day or you’re an essential worker who’s had to figure out what to do when child-care centers closed, this pandemic has reminded all parents about the importance of child care. 

When we do return to our workplaces in large numbers, we will face an unprecedented child-care shortage that will be a massive hurdle to economic recovery. Working parents simply can’t go to work if schools are closed and there’s no one to watch their kids. 

Click here to read the rest of Fmr. Rep. Ruth Kagi’s opinion piece in the Seattle Times.