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August 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Former governors urge court to allow more time in McCleary case

Update| 6:28 p.m.:

Earlier today, we wrote about two friend-of-the-court briefs concerning the upcoming state Supreme Court hearing on the McCleary decision.

Then we found out that every single living former governor of Washington got together and filed their own brief. Yep, every single one.

Their message is simple. Instead of punishing the state Legislature in September’s hearing, the former governors say the court should lay off, at least until after the 2015 budget session ends. The concern appears to be that political bickering and horse-trading to find billions of dollars for education on a tight deadline might not be in the best interest of the state.

Read more here in our Politics Northwest blog post.

Original post:

A trio of low-income groups weighed in Monday in the landmark McCleary school funding case, arguing that the Supreme Court, by ordering the Legislature to dramatically raise education spending, may hurt low-income students in the process.

The groups filed a friend of the court brief in the case.

See full coverage in our Politics Northwest blog post “Could the McCleary decision hurt low-income students?”

Comments | Topics: McCleary decision, school funding


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