Tuesday, January 28, 2014

E-Wire for Tuesday, January 28th!


The E-wire had a busy past few days helping your board testify on key issues and following bills in committee.  Yesterday, the WA PTA signed in opposition to a proposal to require a 2/3rds majority to pass tax increases.  If we are to ever get the funding required by the court to finish the promise of McCleary, it will require additional revenue.  We cannot make it more difficult than it already is for the state to meet its legislative goals.  With that – onto the E-Wire!

Top news for today – Governor Inslee doubles down on Education Funding for the session.  Funding for the $200 million for teacher salaries and STEM investment comes from closing $200 million in tax loopholes – watch here on TVW

Senate Majority Caucus ousts Senator Steve Hobbs from his post and adds Senator Angel as co-chair

This is going to get some attention – question is whether or not it will pass – (Note:  WA PTA has gone on record in opposition)  http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/27/2952476/devote-sales-tax-on-road-projects.html

Open Recess?

Opening salvos in California Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

And finally…

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