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September 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Forecast: State revenue grows, but won’t pay all the bills

Lifted by rising tax revenues, projections for the state’s general-fund revenue has nudged up, but it still won’t cover many of the costs lawmakers need to fund in the upcoming session, according to the state Office of Financial Management (OFM). OFM announced Thursday it had upped the forecast of revenue for the current budget cycle (2013-2015) by $169 million over its June…


Comments | More in State budget, State government, State Legislature | Topics: McCleary decision, psychiatric boarding, revenue

August 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Former governors ask court for delay in McCleary case

Update| 5:58 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…


Comments | More in Education, Politics Northwest, State Supreme Court | Topics: Columbia Legal Services, McCleary decision, The Children's Alliance

February 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Senators consider bonuses for math, science and special ed. teachers

The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee heard yet another education reform bill this morning, this time one that would create bonuses for math, science and special education teachers working in middle schools and high schools. Proposed by State Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, Senate Bill 5278 would offer bonuses to teachers deemed “experts” by the…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: McCleary decision, Sen. Bruce Dammier, Sen. Mike Carrell

February 11, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Legislative items to watch this week: education, business and guns

This week, the state House and Senate will discuss a wide variety of bills, ranging from the ever-present topic of education reform to the hot-button issue of gun control. Monday,, the House Finance Committee will begin to tackle the financial implications of the McCleary decision made last year by the Washington Supreme Court. The Joint Task…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: gun control, McCleary decision, Rep. Cyrus Habib

January 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Senate panel considers holding back third graders and grading school performance

OLYMPIA — A state Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday about a trio of bills that would shake up public education in Washington state. The bills, a mix of specific policies and broader accountability measures, were the first significant education measures introduced this session by Republican lawmakers, who — for the first time in many years — control…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: education, education reform, McCleary decision