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The Capitol Record

School districts cutting programs since losing No Child Left Behind waiver

Schools have been forced to cut after-school programs, preschool sessions and other extra services for students since the state lost its No Child Left Behind waiver earlier this year, school district representatives told a legislative committee Friday. Continue reading School districts cutting programs since losing No Child Left Behind waiver

Lawmakers facing budget shortfall, say Initiative 1351 ‘creates a problem’

Economic forecasters said Wednesday the state is on track to collect $36.9 billion in the next two-year budget cycle, about $275 million more than they previously forecasted. But it is still not enough to cover current government services and K-12 education obligations. Lawmakers will be facing about a $2.2 billion dollar shortfall for the 2015-17 budget. Continue reading Lawmakers facing budget shortfall, say Initiative 1351 ‘creates a problem’

Former state leaders mobilize to save sinking USS Olympia

The USS Olympia took part in two major wars, carried home the body of the Unknown Soldier and is one of the last surviving Naval ships of its era. It's also falling into disrepair, and will be sent to the scrapyard unless enough money is raised to save it. Continue reading Former state leaders mobilize to save sinking USS Olympia
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