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Tag: class size

April
25th

WEA’s teachers step up radio-ad campaign to boost state funding for public schools

The Washington Education Association stepped up its campaign for school funding and closure of tax exemptions with a new radio ad based on a game-show quiz this week. The ad coincides with Wednesday’s passage of a bill in the House that would raise $905 million in tax revenue – arguably to improve school funding in response to a Supreme Court ruling. The measure moves to the Senate where a Republican-dominated majority coalition passed a budget without tax hikes.

The WEA, which represents some 82,000 teachers and other education system workers in K-12 schools

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April
4th

Sen. McAuliffe introduces income tax to help fund K-12 schools, cut sales tax by 1 percent

Some legislative ideas are dubbed dead on arrival and then there are the ones for which the funeral quite possibly preceded the birth.  We’ll just have to wait and see on Democratic Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe‘s $1.5 billion-a-year income tax plan introduced today. She would send it to voters as a referendum in November.

McAuliffe offered up her idea – Senate Bill 5900 – a week after Gov. Jay Inslee offered up a $1.2 billion revenue plan and one day after the Republican-dominated Majority Coalition Caucus offered up its two-year spending plan for 2013-15 that pretty much

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