By Alice Day
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

School districts seek way to pay for voters' demand in I-1351 requiring class-size reductions in state


School districts around Washington will be priming their fiscal pumps in coming weeks, asking local constituents to support special maintenance and operations tax propositions to maintain current programs, as well as bond measures to support facilities development and transportation needs.

Meanwhile, at the state Capitol, lawmakers have yet to come to grips in the early days of the 2015 legislative session with education financing plans to meet the state Supreme Court’s mandate that they must fully fund basic education as defined in the state constitution.

Legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agree that education is and should be the dominant issue before them this session. They do not agree...

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