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By Max Erikson

McCleary still in limbo


November 8, 2017

On Oct. 24 the Washington State Supreme Court held an initial review hearing of the State Legislature’s $7.3 billion school funding budget in response to the Court’s McCleary decision ruling.

The 2012 McCleary decision by the Court ruled that the state was out of compliance with the Washington State constitution and that the state was not amply funding basic education to Washington schools.

The attorney for the state and an attorney for the plaintiffs addressed the court, with both sides disagreeing on the new proposed budget and if the projected amount of dollars will be enough to bring the state into compliance.

Alan Copsey, deputy solicitor general for the state, argued that the ne...

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