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Washington Senate Approves Education Funding Plan
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Senate has narrowly approved an education funding plan that seeks to replace local school levies with a statewide uniform rate earmarked for schools.
The chamber passed the Republican proposal on a 25-24 vote, with no Democrat — except one who caucuses with Republicans …
Gov. Inslee Says Education is the Focus This Session
OLYMPIA (AP) — In his inaugural address, Gov. Jay Inslee says that lawmakers must fulfill their top priority of fully paying for the state's basic education.
Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that while several other issues are also important, such as the mental health…
Washington Legislature Convenes Session
OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Legislature has convened its 105-day legislative session.
The House and Senate both gaveled into session at noon Monday. Few Capitol watchers expect they'll finish their work without the need of overtime sessions as they wrestle with the final piece of a court…
Raise Taxes, Cut Government? Education Funding Fight Begins
OLYMPIA (AP) — The battle over finding billions of additional dollars to pay for K-12 education in Washington pits Democrats who want to raise taxes against Republicans who prefer cutting other areas of government.
The challenges facing lawmakers were on stark display Thursday, with Democrats sharply…
Lawmakers Weigh New Data on Teacher Salaries
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington lawmakers have received additional data as they work to come up with recommendations for a school funding plan ahead of the next legislative session that begins in January.
The latest update received Tuesday by the Education Funding Task Force was a report that showed that W…
Washington Still in the Middle in State Education Funding
SEATTLE (AP) — A new study shows Washington state is solidly in the middle of the nation in school funding. The state is 28th in the nation for per-student education dollars.
According to researchers at Rutgers University, Washington state government has not done a great job of catching up on s…