Published on May 18, 2017

OLYMPIA – Seattle-area households could see a sharp increase in property taxes if the Senate Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan prevails. The Seattle Public Schools property tax levy could increase by nearly $1 billion by 2021, according to nonpartisan House… READ MORE

Published on May 18, 2017

OLYMPIA – Washington State Senate Republicans are holding firm on claims that their budget invests more money towards public schools while providing tax cuts for 83% of taxpayers despite nonpartisan legislative staff analysis that contradicts those claims. “It’s frustrating to… READ MORE

Published on May 16, 2017

Originally published in The Olympian, May 16, 2017. By Rep. Beth Doglio Approving the state’s two-year operating budget is always the toughest challenge for the Legislature. This year is no different. The challenge this session is especially difficult given the… READ MORE

Published on March 31, 2017

Keeping our promise to 1.1 million school kids When House Democrats released their budget proposal this week, we called it a “families first” budget. We call it this because not only does it fulfill our moral and constitutional duty to… READ MORE

Published on February 22, 2017

House Bill 1843 fully funds schools and addresses requirements of McCleary decision OLYMPIA – Washington state voted to invest an additional $3,100 per student and end the state’s reliance on local levies to pay teachers with the approval of HB… READ MORE

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