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By Izumi Hansen
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill signed to address Court's education funding ruling

Bill establishes task force to recommend teacher compensation


Gov. Jay Inslee Monday signed a bill responding to the state Supreme Court's 2012 decision that the state is unconstitutionally underfunding basic education.

"This . . . recommits the Legislature in 2017 . . . to fulfill the state's constitutional obligation to fully fund education," Inslee said before he signed the bill into law.

The bill, SB 6195, establishes a task force to create recommendations about teacher compensation and retention, local school levies' limits and conditions, and sources of state funding. The bill also requires legislative action to remove local reliance on school levies, and provides funds for a consultant to analyze current teacher salaries.

In the 2012 McCle...

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