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January 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Round-up: GOP opposes K-12 spending increase; gay educators, Catholic schools

Patty Murray proposes $750 million in tuition aid: The senator’s bill would provide financial incentives for states that offer in-state tuition or financial aid for undocumented students. Funds would come from higher fees on F-1 student visas.

Church doctrine, gay marriage collide in Catholic schools: Eastside Catholic’s Mark Zmuda isn’t the only gay educator to lose his job in recent months. As gay marriage becomes legal in more states, Catholic schools from Pennsylvania to California have upheld so-called morality clauses by dismissing teachers and other staff who wed same-sex partners.

Inslee’s education spending proposal runs into GOP opposition: Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to add $200 million in K-12 spending, including cost of living raises for teachers, has run into steep opposition from Republican lawmakers. Leaders in the GOP-controlled senate say the plan will go nowhere in that chamber.

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