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R-74 goes to ballot; charter schools going to court

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on June 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm with No Comments »
June 13, 2012 1:26 pm

Backers of Initiative 1240 say they are not giving up their extremely late launch of a charter-schools measure for the November ballot. They face a signature deadline of July 6 but before going to the streets they first are asking a judge to tinker with the wording of the ballot title Friday.

That delay leaves precious little time for the campaign to gather the 241,153 valid signatures required. But the group has already collected $325,000 – topped by $200,000 from Bill Gates and $100,000 from Katherine Binder of EMFCO Holdings.

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