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House and Senate Budget Differences on K12

I’ll be posting a handful of high-level summaries of budget differences with the Senate over the next few days. As usual, K12 is my first post in this sequence. House Democrats are investing $3.2 billion more in K-12 education with this budget over the amount we spent in the last biennium, a 21% increase. People have asked me what the difference is between the House and Senate budgets for K-12 spending. This chart has the highlights. There are lots of other places … Continue reading

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El presupuesto de la Cámara de Diputados

Los Demócratas de la Cámara de Diputados presentaron su plan de presupuesto operativo para el bienio 2015 al 2017 el viernes. Es un presupuesto que sumará $3.2 billones en inversiones adicionales para educación en los próximos dos años, en comparación con el presupuesto del 2013 al 2015. Este presupuesto cumple con el fallo McCleary de la Suprema Corte, cuyo mandato es financiar adecuadamente la educación básica. El líder de la mayoría, Diputado Pat Sullivan (Demócrata de Covington), dijo que después … Continue reading

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Cancer research funding legislation introduced

Washington state would lead the fight against cancer under legislation introduced by Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland and Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina. The legislation, SB 5808 in the Senate and HB 2194 in the House, would raise the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack and invest the money in cancer research, prevention and care. Both Habib and Hunter are cancer survivors. Habib lost his sight at the age of eight due to a rare form of childhood eye cancer, … Continue reading

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 5

Again, fabulous advice for State Legislators from Linda Myrick’s 4th grade class at Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. 

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Advice from 4th Graders – Week 4

More pearls of wisdom from 4th graders in Linda Myrick’s class at Somerset elementary in Bellevue. not sure if this is a McCleary reference, but it’s probably pretty good advice in general.

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