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Olympia schools hope to sidestep trouble in July if state government shuts down

State schools superintendent Randy Dorn is warning that the Legislature’s failure to pass a state budget by Friday, June 21, means $45 million in aid to school districts may not go out as scheduled next month. In a news release last week Dorn said, “Most of the money is needed for child nutrition and special education.’’

State government agencies such as Dorn’s are going through exercises to see what a shutdown could mean. As we reported this morning, it likely means temporary furloughs for thousands of state workers, if the divided Legislature cannot get a budget in

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UPDATE – Salary commission just set pay – giving Supreme Court justices higher pay than governor


If case you wondered, Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t getting a pay raise this year – or in 2014. But the nine members of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen will get raises on Sept. 1 – when their pay rises above that even of the governor.

The Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials finished its work today and it is holding pay for governor – the top elected official’s spot – at $166,891. That’s the same it’s been since September 2008, shortly before the economy’s bottom fell out.

UPDATE: “It’s appropriate for these times

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