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Today begins the (first?) 2015 special legislative session. Few expect a swift resolution of the budget stalemate that has taken lawmakers into OT. Some see the extended session as an opportunity to a…Read more
While a lot of the current McCleary-fueled education discussions focus, appropriately, on K-12 funding, it's worth applauding evidence of progress in the K-12 and post-secondary systems. Fortunately,…Read more
The state Supreme Court, which held lawmakers in contempt last September, suspended imposition of penalties pending the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session. The regular session has ended; the s…Read more
The Seattle Times headline over Joseph O'Sullivan's special session preview story asks the key question: "As Olympia budget talks go into OT, what could possibly change?" Not much, apparently. As the…Read more
When the special legislative session begins Wednesday, transportation investment will be one of the few must-do items on the agenda. The Associated Press reports lawmakers agree on the priority, if no…Read more
Yesterday we posted again on legislative proposals to increase the state property tax while reducing local levies ("levy swap"). There are several different approaches under consideration, as describe…Read more