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“The Impact” – February 15, 2017

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This week on “The Impact”:

Legislators debate a bill to tap the brakes on highly flammable oil trains moving through Washington by letting cities and state regulators set speed limits.

“I think that our local communities should

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“The Impact” January 11, 2017

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This week on “The Impact”:
As the 2017 legislative session begins leaders from all four caucuses weigh in on the divide over how to meet their *deadline to fully fund K-12 basic education by 2018.
Leaders… Continue reading “The Impact” January 11, 2017

Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

With the legislative session beginning Monday, more than 70 bills have been prefiled in the House and Senate on topics ranging from public health to mascots. Here are some highlights so far. Continue reading Prefiled bills: Charter schools, ‘Redskins’ mascot, abortion funding and fireworks ban

Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

New teachers in Washington would garner higher salaries under a proposal introduced Thursday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Jay Inslee unveils his 2016 supplemental budget proposal.

In his 2016 supplemental budget proposal, the governor would raise the starting salary for teachers to $40,000. The estimated… Continue reading Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

TVW releases new short documentary about school levies, teacher compensation

Over the past 30 years, school districts in Washington have become increasingly reliant on local levies to pay for costs that the Washington Supreme Court says should be covered by the state — including teacher salaries and basic education.

This 16-minute short documentary produced by TVW looks at how a… Continue reading TVW releases new short documentary about school levies, teacher compensation

Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session

Gov. Jay Inslee is convening a legislative workgroup this month focused on McCleary in an attempt to end the state Supreme Court's $100,000-a-day fine against the state for being in contempt of the court's order to fully fund basic education. Continue reading Gov. Inslee convenes McCleary workgroup, raises possibility of special session

‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session

The state Legislature adjourned on July 10 after a record-setting 176 days. In this hour-long edition of "Legislative Year in Review," we recap the highlights of the significant bills that passed -- and failed to pass -- during the regular and overtime sessions. Continue reading ‘Legislative Year in Review’ recaps the extended 2015 session
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