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February 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

State Supreme Court to rule Thursday on 2/3 requirement for tax increases

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday whether requiring a two-thirds majority for lawmakers to raise taxes is constitutional. One way or another, the ruling could affect lawmakers who are now trying to close a roughly $1 billion budget shortfall and deal with the court’s last major decision — last…

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Comments | More in State Legislature, State Supreme Court | Topics: League of Education Voters, Supreme Court, Tim Eyman

September 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

League of Education Voters chooses not to endorse in governor’s race

Citing issues with the education platforms of both Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, the League of Education Voters announced Thursday it is not endorsing either candidate. “While both candidates offer promising ideas for improving education in Washington, neither rises to the standard necessary to receive our endorsement,” Bob Roseth, chair of the group’s board of directors,…

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Comments | More in Governor | Topics: charter schools, education, endorsements