Inslee calls for $200 million more for educationJanuary 14, 2014 @ 1:08 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants lawmakers to add another $200 million to the state's education system this year.
Inslee said in his "State of the State" address Tuesday that the Legislature needs to do more this year to respond to state Supreme Court demands that the system be more fully funded. Lawmakers did add an extra $1 billion to public schools last year, but Inslee says it is time to do more.
Inslee had initially proposed a spending plan just weeks ago that made minimal spending changes. The Democrat says he's had to rethink that approach now that the Supreme Court says it wants to see more progress on education funding.
In 2012, the high court ruled that the state is not meeting its constitutional obligation concerning education funding. Lawmakers estimate they need to find a total of between $3.5 billion and $4.5 billion more over the coming years to fully pay for basic education.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The Seahawks have released the 2014 regular-season schedule
Save the Buses?
A group is gathering signatures to save transit, but Michael Medved has another solution
21 and Over
If 21 is the legal age for alcohol and marijuana, why not cigarettes?
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.