Condotta named to Washington State Institute for Public Policy
In addition to his responsibilities as a state legislator, Rep. Cary Condotta, will have further opportunity to shape public policy in Washington state. Condotta has been appointed to the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) Board of Directors by House Speaker Frank Chopp. The institute conducts research using its own policy analysts and economists.
“This appointment comes at a good time. Our economy is struggling, unemployment numbers are not improving and the outlook for our state budget is getting worse by the week. I welcome any chance I have to offer solutions or guide policy to get things turned around in our state,” said Condotta, R-East Wenatchee.
The institute provides non-partisan research on important issues to Washington state. Staff for the group work closely with legislators, legislative and state agency staff, along with experts in the fields being researched.
“We are facing some tough challenges as a state and a country. I am hopeful sitting on this board will allow me to provide some direction to prioritize our budgeting process, education, health care, and other high priority issues the Legislature will be looking at in the upcoming session,” Condotta said. “Given the circumstances, I think the Legislature did a pretty good job addressing some priority issues, but we have a long way to go.”
The Washington State Legislature created WSIPP in 1983. The Institute is governed by a 16-member board of directors with eight legislators, four appointees from the executive branch and four from the higher education academic community. The board reviews and provides oversight for all institute projects and activities.
Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer, (509) 664-4055
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