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By Izumi Hansen
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Basic Education bill passes, goes to governor for signature

 


In a maneuver last Thursday that brought a Senate-approved basic-education bill to the House floor for debate, representatives reaffirmed their support of the measure. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his consideration.

SB 6195, called the basic education bill, establishes a task force to recommend legislative action on teacher salaries. It also requires the Legislature to reduce local reliance on school levies by the end of the 2017 legislative session.

Many legislators and outside education organizations believe the bill doesn’t go far enough with resolving the underfunding issue, while some say they understand the bill is bipartisan progress and wish the bill could have done...



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