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Topic: Initiative 1351

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November 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

UPDATE: Class-size initiative back in lead after King County update

Update on Nov. 7 at 4:52 p.m.: I-1351 now leads by almost 9,000. So far, 1.75 million votes have been counted. Update at 4:25 p.m.: And just like that, King updates its count and I-1351 is back in the lead with almost 6,000 votes out of 1.7 million counted. Update at 3:57 p.m.: Initiative 1351 now trailing by a…


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November 4, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Class-size measure trailing narrowly in first-day returns

With all but four Eastern Washington counties reporting in first-day returns, Washington voters were narrowly rejecting an initiative that would require the state Legislature to find nearly $5 billion though 2019 to pay for lower class sizes and hire more of everyone else needed to operate a school, from principals to groundskeepers. The I-1351 campaign, backed primarily by the state teachers…


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July 2, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office. They expect they have plenty of signatures to qualify the proposal for the November ballot. Campaign manager Mary Howes says the volume of signatures shows voters feel large classes are unacceptable. Initiative 1351…


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