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Senate Passes $43 Billion State Budget Proposal
Senate Passes $43 Billion State Budget Proposal
OLYMPIA  (AP) — The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year state budget proposal that relies, in part, on a statewide property tax earmarked for education, while also making cuts to some social services. The spending plan, which cleared the Senate on a 25-24 vote in the early morning hours of Friday, would raise property taxes in some districts, while lowering them for others in the state... Rea
Gov. Inslee Proposing Teacher’s Starting Pay Raise
Gov. Inslee Proposing Teacher’s Starting Pay Raise
  OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee wants Washington state's teachers to get a raise, so he has proposed raising the state's portion of a teacher's starting pay by $5,000 next fall to help retention rates across the state. The teacher proposal is separate from the budget plan, but it would require about $100 million dollars to pay for it, something Inslee says can be done if four tax exemption