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September 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education funding

By Joseph O’Sullivan

03_OlyThe Washington state Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for not making enough progress toward fully funding public education but, for now, won’t issue sanctions.

In an  order Thursday on the McCleary case, the court  said it will hold off on sanctions until at least the close of the 2015 legislative session. After that, action could be swift.

“On the date following adjournment of the 2015 session, if the State has not complied with the court’s order, the State shall file in the court a memorandum explaining why sanctions or other remedial measures should not be imposed,” reads the order, which was signed by Chief Justic Barbara Madsen.

Read more at Politics Northwest.

Related: Live coverage from the Sept. 2 Supreme Court hearing in Olympia

Tell us: Do you think the Supreme Court is doing enough to hold the Legislature accountable? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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