Persons Testifying: K-12 Public Schools. PRO: Chad Furstenwerth, West Sound Tech (Bremerton); Paul Randall, Tri-Tech Skills Center; Charlie Brown, Tacoma, Puyallup, Franklin Pierce and other Pierce County schools; Patrick Murphy, Olympia School District, Superintendent; Grifan Cayce, Association of Educational Service Districts; Preston Dwoskin; Mitch Denning, Alliance of Educational Associations; Marissa Rathbone; Washington State School Directors’ Association; Megan Karch, WOSC/Islandwood; Jenny Plaja, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
CON: Julie Salvi, Washington Education Association; Ruth Ingebrand, WEA/Vancouver Assoc. of Education Professionals; Maya Vergien, WEA; Yolanda Wilke, WEA/Pullman Education Association; Rick Chisa, Public School Employees of Washington.
OTHER: Summer Stinson, Economic Opportunity Institute; Jon Holmen, Superintendent, Lake Washington School District; Grace Yuan; Katharine Weiss, School Nurse Organization of Washington; Samantha Fogg, Seattle Council PTSA; Caleb Maschmeier, 11th grader at Seattle Public Schools.
Higher Education. PRO: Cherie Berthon, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Dr. Marty Cavalluzzi, Olympic College; Becca Kenna-Schenk, Western Washington University; David Buri, Eastern Washington University; Morgan Hickel, University of Washington; Chris Mulick, Washington State University; Nora Selander, The Evergreen State College; Alethia Miller, Central Washington University; Heather Hudson, Washington Student Achievement Council.
CON: Carla Naccarato-Sinclair, Washington Education Association, Association of Higher Education.
OTHER: Katharine Weiss, Washington State Nurses Association.
Employee Compensation. OTHER: Karen Strickland, AFT Washington; Peter Diedrick, WA State School Retirees’ Association; Dennis Eagle, WA Federation of State Employees; Seamus Petrie, Washington Public Employees Association.
Mental Health. PRO: Bob Cooper, National Association of Social Workers Washington Chapter; Kate Baber, DESC; Ron Lehto, Community Integrated Health Services; Brad Banks, Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organizations; Ann Christian, Washington Council for Behavioral Health.
OTHER: Melanie Smith, NAMI Washington and others; Liz Flores-Marcus, Wonderland Child and Family Services; Mia Edidin, Perinatal Support Washington; Christina Price, Childhaven; Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington; Thomas Gergen, Current NGRI Patient at WSH.
Human Services. PRO: Samuel Martin, Washington Coalition on Homeless Youth Advocacy; Aaron Czyzewski, Food Lifeline; Lauren Frederick, The Mockingbird Society; Julie Patiño, A Way Home Washington; Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition; Jake Garcia, Northwest Harvest; Elizabeth Jennings, Community Action of Skagit County; Brad Forbes, Alzheimer's Association; Tracy Freckleton, Foster Parent Of Washington State; Marcia Wright-Soika, Family Works; Michele Sells, Legacy Family Time Service LLC; Angela Kraemer, Family Time Coalition; Courtney Williams, Community Employment Alliance; Shelly Hughes, Nursing Home worker; Mary Fischer, Institute for Family Development; Bridget Cannon, Volunteers of America of Eastern WA. & N. Idaho; Toni Sarge, WestSide Baby; Karina Wiggins, 819 S Cloverdale ST; Jill May, WA Association for Children and Families
OTHER: Laurie Lippold, Partners for Our Children; Jim Theofelis, NorthStar Advocates; Shrounda Selivanoff, Children's Home Society of Washington; Erica Hallock, Family Impact Network; Lianna Kressin, Statewide Poverty Action Network; Kate White Tudor, Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Washington Association for Community Health; Claire Phillips; Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Cascade AIDS Project; Brenda Rodriguez Lopez, Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network; Michael Byun, Asian Counseling & Referral Service; Emily Brice, Northwest Health Law Advocates; Adrienne Stuart, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council; Jessica Renner, Self Advocates in Leadership; Diana Stadden, The Arc of Washington State; Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Melissa Johnson, Community Residential Services Association; Dawn Rains, Treehouse; Cynthia Stewart, League of Women Voters of WA; Leslie Emerick, Home Care Association of Washington/WA State Hospice & Palliative Care Org; Jacque Julien, C3Coalition; Ann Vining, Northwest Health Law Advocates; Peter J Shapiro; Kahran LaTourette, Innovations HTC; Mary Mitchell; Mindy Woods; Rachael Myers, Wa Low Income Housing Alliance; Scott Sigmon, LeadingAge Washington; Jeff Gombosky, Washington Health Care Association; Shawn Latham, Allies in Advocacy; Megan Veith, Building Changes; Jeff DeLuca, Washington State Community Action Partnership; Penny Lipsou, American Heart Association; Elaine Ishihara, APICAT for Health; Michelle Woodrow, Teamsters 117; Brad Banks, Home Care Coalition; Ramona Hattendorf, The Arc of King County; Steve Gelb, Emerald Cities Collaborative.
Natural Resources. PRO: Justin Allegro, The Nature Conservancy; Liz Hamilton, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association; Michael Moran, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Carl Burke, NW Marine Trade Assoc and NW Sportfishing Assoc; Joshua Rosenau, Mountail Lion Foundation; Nello Picinich, Coastal Conservation Association; Alexei Calambokidis, Trout Unlimited.
CON: Bill Clarke, WA PUD Assoc., Pierce County Water Cooperative.
OTHER: Frank Peggen, Hoh Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Nez Perce Tribe; Conrad Gowell, Wild Fish Conservancy; Lisa Wilson, Lummi Nation Councilmember; Darcy Nonemacher, Washington Environmental Council.
All Other. PRO: Christopher Stanley, Administrative Office of the Courts; Dawn Marie Rubio, Administrative Office of the Courts; Steve Gonzalez, Washington State Supreme Court; Sam Hatzenbeler, Economic Opportunity Institute; Melissa Johnson, District & Municipal Court Judges Association; Misha Lujan, Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Candice Bock, Association of Washington Cities; Trent House, Washington State Dental Association; Emily Vyhnanek, Working Families Tax Credit Coalition & Washington State Budget & Policy Center; Larry Jefferson, Director, Washington State Office of Public Defense; John Rothlin, Avista; Clark McIsaac.
OTHER: Aneelah Afzali, MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network); Nicky Smith, International Rescue Committee in Seattle, WA; Chris Franco; Carolyn Brotherton; Karen Hanan, ArtsWA (WA State Arts Commission); Charles Short, District and Municipal Court Judges' Association; Rebecca Robertson, Board for Judicial Administration's Court Security Task Force; Carolyn Jewett, San Juan District Court; jacque julien, Communities of Color Coalition; Tracy Yeung, Washington State Budget & Policy Center; Debbie Brockman; Colleen McIngalls, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office; Nancy Sprott; ryan spiller, Alliance for automotive innovation; Julie Ziegler, Humanities Washington; john Worthington; Ryan Murrey, Washington Association of Child Advocate Programs; Alex Cervenka, Kenworth Truck Company; Leah Missik, Climate Solutions; Gabriela Quintana, Economic Opportunity Institute; Judge Indu Thomas, Superior Court Judges' Association; Kathryn Hedrick, Washington Multi-Family Housing Association; Nadir Danish, Afghan American Cultural Association.