Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

UPDATE – ‘Fund education first’ bill finally gets hearing

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Jan. 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm with No Comments »
February 1, 2012 7:27 am

House Republicans got a hearing this morning on an idea they’ve advocated for a few years: Making the Legislature lay out a budget for K-12 public schools and pass it before laying out other budgets.

As Republican Rep. Bruce Dammeier of Puyallup put it in testimony, House Bill 2533, would “shine a bright light” on the state’s paramount duty under the Constitution to amply fund “basic education.”

A recent state Supreme Court ruling underscored that duty, finding Washington is not living up to its duty. Dammeier said his bill would help bring transparency – though not necessarily more money – to the budgeting process. “It does not guarantee any additional dollars but it does guarantee that we would hold ourselves accountable.’’

Categories:
General Politics
Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0