State Attorney General Says Washington Has Spent Enough On Education
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The attorney general's office says Washington state has fulfilled its constitutional requirement to properly fund education.
In a court filing Monday, the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court to drop a contempt order against the state and end the long running lawsuit.
The memo was filed to the high court alongside a bipartisan legislative report detailing the Legislature's progress this year on education funding.
Lawmakers ended a marathon session last month in which they approved a plan to increase spending on K-12 public schools by $7.3 billion over the next four years. The state has been in contempt of court since 2014 for lack of progress on satisfying a 2012 ruling that found that school funding was not adequate.